How to Alternate Picking Strokes on the Mandolin

By Mike Oberst

Learn alternate picking upstrokes and down strokes for playing the mandolin with expert music tips in this free online instrument instruction video clip.

About the Author

Mike Oberst is a mandolin instructor and professional musician based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is proficient in nearly ten different instruments, including the bagpipes, mandolin, guitar, and accordion. Mike played the bagpipes professionally for five years with the Caledonian Pipe Band, a traditional Scottish group that frequented festivals and gatherings throughout the Ohio Valley. He now spends his time playing mandolin with his band, the Blue Rock Boys, across the Midwest.