I recently was looking through the Romane/Sebastian book "L'Esprit Manouche" and in the first chapter they instruct you to play the exercises with strictly up and down strokes (except for sweeps). As a result, sometimes you cross strings with an upstroke and sometimes you end phrases with an upstroke, two things which I believe are violations of the Manouche picking style. Am I right about this? Do the professional players of this style NEVER use upstrokes in the above two situations? I am just crossing over into this style of playing and don't want to waste time practicing the wrong techniques.
Thanks in advance,
Steve in San Francisco