Why can’t I play properly on the E-string? The other strings work OK!
I seem to pinch the mandolin between the base of my pointer finger and my fretting finger(s) while I play. I’m holding the neck with my left hand instead of having the left hand float up and down like it does when I play my guitar or banjo.
Do you all do the same thing? Is there something I can do to hold the mando without clenching its neck like I’m trying to strangle it? Is it the shape of my style of mandolin, or does this happen with all mandolins? Thanks!
BTW, is it possible to embed youtube here?