Tips on learning a second instrument
I know many of you can play more than one instrument, have you any advice based on your experience of when you started learning the second or subsequent instrument? Things you found worked really well, and things with hindsight you wished you’d done differently?
Background - I am a fingerstyle guitarist with about 2 dozen arrangements of session tunes under my belt so far. I have recently started dabbling with mandolin though, and wondering if the best strategy is to (a) concentrate first on working out how to play the tunes I know having arranged them for guitar (b) learn a bunch of completely new tunes (c) focus on learning the basics (scales and arpeggios, fingerings and technique) on mandolin first (d) something completely different!