Discuss the Mandolin lesson: How to Finger Frets



Let us be e-finger-ficent in our playing.


Great lesson, Ben! This is now part of my daily warm-up. On the descending pattern, you use the open string instead of the adjacent string on 7. My question is, in general, are there times you prefer an open string to closed?


Thanks! I will mostly play open but just the closed position when I’m up the neck or needing to play a doublestop.