My newly-rediscovered bachelor status coupled with a long-standing desire to actually contribute something other than my mellifluous singing voice to the canon of folk music led me, yesterday, to impulsively purchase a mandolin. (i.e. yet another new instrument to add to my guitar, accordion, fiddle, and planned hurdy gurdy, none of which i can play properly but all of which i promise myself to at least become competent on before i die)
I've already had conference with a local 'expert' *cough* who's given me some useful pointers, and I've picked around and worked out some chords from first principles, that kind of thing.
I'd be grateful for the wisdom of the mudcat mando elders... any useful resources, hints, tips for me?