It is important to stretch your left hand when playing the mandolin to avoid injuries. Learn tips on how to do this technique correctly from a mandoliAn player in this free video clip.
K so we're going to look at the left hand now for some exercises. Again it's important to, to work on this but not to over work on it you can, you can hurt your hand doing too much rigorous exercises but this is going to deal with stretching and we're going to look at, and then. Always alternate pick with the right hand but the exercise is always on the left hand here. K so two notes for each and you know I kind of have to keep my first finger planted here because I'm always going back to it, see how that works? And a lot of the stretch comes from between your first and your middle finger so it kind of sets you up to go up the neck.