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    Are there any mandolin resources that address right-hand (plectrum-hand) technique in depth? There are thousands of books on bowing technique for violin. Is there anything similar focused on mandolin?

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    Yes, hundreds of books & videos … and mandolin cafe threads. Search YouTube, for example, or here.
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    Default Re: Any good RH technique resources?

    I'm aware that there are videos & other resources online. So many that I'm asking for advice on what is most comprehensive and useful.

    Does anyone have any specific recommendations to offer?

    Thanks!

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    Mike Compton. His right hand technique is great obviously! I emailed him recently and he responded right away. Great guy and great mandolin picker!

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    "Are there any mandolin resources that address right-hand (plectrum-hand) technique in depth?"

    For those willing to look on the classical side, I would recommend Marga Wilden-Hüsgen, "Technical Studies for the Mandolin," which is published by Edition49. This is (sort of) the bible for modern German (Wuppertal) classical mandolin; the right hand studies are extensive and are based on 18th century methods. If, say, you like the right hands of Annika Hinsche, Caterina Lichtenberg, Gertrud Weyhofen, and any number of other world-class classical players trained in Wuppertal, this is the basic source. The text is in German but not difficult to follow.
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    Also for the serious student, Mandolin and the Art of the Right Hand by Maria Grazia Criscenzo. A bit pricey, but a good compendium of right hand technique and picking patterns used from about the 18th century forward.

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    This is a Wonderful resource on RH warmup routines from Mike Giverin. Although it doesn't cover actual technique very much, I found that after about a month my tone significantly improved nonetheless. His monthly free lessons are pretty great too.

    https://www.mandomike.com/product-pa...-a-broken-hand

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