Discuss the Mandolin lesson: Basic Mandolin Rhythm- Part 6


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/basic-mandolin-rhythm-part-6-mandolin-beginner

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#2

Hi Ben! Thanks so much for these lessons. I’m having trouble getting that first chop to sound different (more of the chord sound) than the second. They both sound dead. Am I supposed to be muting the strings the exact same time I strike the chord, or is there a short delay? Or are is my finger pressure on the strings supposed to be different, thereby making a more melodic sound. I find if I make the pressure too light the overtones are the open string sounds.
Thanks for your help!

Charlotte


#3

I release the pressure from the strings as I chop through, but not all the pressure or we will get ringing (as you have found). Can you take a few seconds of video and post to the Video Swap category, please?