I am interested to pose a question - as a newer player about 1 year in to my mando-experience (FYI: I have an Eastman MD-315 - a Birthday present proudly purchased from Jake! using a Dunlop Primetone sculped plectrum as my choice pick).
As I play my Mandolin, I start out with my INDEX finger “curled” across the back-side of the pick (parallel with strings - as I think I observe most often with @BanjoBen’s lessons or with other pro players)…
Some minutes later, I find my index finger begins to naturally shift… to where the finger tip rotates to actually “point” toward the tip of the pick (more perpendicular to strings).
Now, my fingers are not specifically wide nor are they exceedingly long… so this position feels natural and (I think) it happens for 2 reasons: 1) I used to play electric in my youth and 2) whether true or perceived - to have slightly better control during alternate cross-string picking.
I wonder if this tendency is developing a “bad habit” that I might regret later.
To conclude: Should I resist “pointing down at the tip” with my index pick finger?
Will it create chopping or rhythm strumming issues later?
In advance, I welcome all input from experienced players and look forward to the feedback.