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Skrik
03-29-2010, 03:12 AM
I have an irrational dislike of watching lobsters playing the ukulele (or guitar).

When fingerpicking, the fingers should be curled under the thumb, not sticking out in front of it. Please adjust your style accordingly. Thank you. That is all.

dnewton2
03-29-2010, 04:00 AM
Maybe you should takre a look at this thread ;). (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?28689-The-next-time-someone-says...)

haolejohn
03-29-2010, 04:03 AM
I have an irrational dislike of watching lobsters playing the ukulele (or guitar).

When fingerpicking, the fingers should be curled under the thumb, not sticking out in front of it. Please adjust your style accordingly. Thank you. That is all.
pictures please? I have no idea what you are talking about.

sukie
03-29-2010, 04:12 AM
I have an irrational dislike of watching lobsters playing the ukulele (or guitar).

When fingerpicking, the fingers should be curled under the thumb, not sticking out in front of it. Please adjust your style accordingly. Thank you. That is all.

Are you serious? Whatever do you mean? Pics -- like haolejohn said.

cornfedgroove
03-29-2010, 04:21 AM
I have an irrational dislike of watching lobsters playing the ukulele (or guitar).

When fingerpicking, the fingers should be curled under the thumb, not sticking out in front of it. Please adjust your style accordingly. Thank you. That is all.

I think he means this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxnhV5u6NLU

I was really hoping you would post a video of yourself demonstrating proper technique while playing classical guitar so I could make fun of that foot stool.

Coconut Willie
03-29-2010, 06:13 AM
What's wrong with Lobsters???? :confused: I LOVE them!!!! :drool:

mealfrog41
03-29-2010, 10:30 AM
I wouldn't heed the advice, rather explicit instructions, from someone prefacing his request by admitting its basis is "irrational." Play however you feel comfortable in my opinion, unless there is a (unnamed in this example) benefit to switching styles.

cornfedgroove
03-29-2010, 11:00 AM
well its so your thumb doesnt get in the way of your fingers...its good and even proper technique, I just dont care because I'm not advancing to that level

mds725
03-29-2010, 11:09 AM
I have an irrational dislike of watching lobsters playing the ukulele (or guitar).

When fingerpicking, the fingers should be curled under the thumb, not sticking out in front of it. Please adjust your style accordingly. Thank you. That is all.

Maybe you should just look away.

whetu
03-29-2010, 07:09 PM
I have an irrational dislike of watching lobsters playing

ok, no happy lobsters then. How about a lobster knife fight?

11545

Skrik
03-29-2010, 11:59 PM
I wouldn't heed the advice, rather explicit instructions, from someone prefacing his request by admitting its basis is "irrational." Play however you feel comfortable in my opinion, unless there is a (unnamed in this example) benefit to switching styles.

Indeed. The admission that I am being irrational is also the reason I am not going to point fingers, explain myself any further, or give a tutorial. Play, have fun, make beautiful music. Right hand technique comes second to all that.

Skrik
03-30-2010, 12:00 AM
Maybe you should takre a look at this thread ;). (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?28689-The-next-time-someone-says...)

I aspire to that level of musicianship.

haole
03-30-2010, 05:27 AM
I have an irrational like for people who use improper technique to create beautiful music.

thejumpingflea
03-30-2010, 05:36 AM
Indeed. The admission that I am being irrational is also the reason I am not going to point fingers, explain myself any further, or give a tutorial. Play, have fun, make beautiful music. Right hand technique comes second to all that.

Well shootz.

I guess that this guys "lobster claw" is the incorrect way of playing his ukulele. His fingers are certainly not behind his thumb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIqZu_e2MI8

RevWill
03-30-2010, 06:08 AM
This fella does pretty well for himself.

http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/5/1/9/5/7495915.jpg

I have a tendency to anchor my picking hand with my pinky finger like Knopfler.

crazyforukes
03-30-2010, 06:08 AM
Lobster with lots of warm butter.. and steamers..and beer.. it is good hand technique to wash well after eating before playing

Coconut Willie
03-30-2010, 06:12 AM
Lobster with lots of warm butter.. and steamers..and beer.. it is good hand technique to wash well after eating before playing

I completely agree!!! :drool::agree::drool:

RevWill
03-30-2010, 06:15 AM
Florida Lobsters do not have claws. They have long, spiny antennae.

Skrik
03-30-2010, 06:21 AM
This fella does pretty well for himself.

http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/5/1/9/5/7495915.jpg

I have a tendency to anchor my picking hand with my pinky finger like Knopfler.

But there you see his thumb out in front = perfect technique. He also scores points for the Telecaster.

crazyforukes
03-30-2010, 06:36 AM
Florida Lobsters do not have claws. They have long, spiny antennae.


Handles.. In Maine you grab them by their little hairy claw pits

fivetide
03-30-2010, 06:52 AM
How odd. I love the cigar box dulcimer video though!

molokinirum
03-30-2010, 06:53 AM
Lobster?......make mine Maine!!!!! :drool:

ukefett
03-30-2010, 07:27 AM
So you must despise the B52s and their promotion of Rock Lobsters

StereoJoker
03-30-2010, 08:15 AM
So you must despise the B52s and their promotion of Rock Lobsters

"It wasn't a rock... it was a ROCK LOBSTERRRR!"

I must confess, I am a lobster. I think. Actually, I don't know. My fingerpicking is kind of an amalgam of "correct"- and "lobster"-playing. My thumb has a tendency to wiggle around off to the side -- it's never consistently behind or in front of my fingers. It sort of hangs out by itself and does its own thing. I guess I have more of a crab claw! (But not a Krabbers Claw because that would be infringement! ;))

Ahnko Honu
03-30-2010, 09:20 AM
All I know is you guys made me hungry for lobster.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/SAKANATSURI/JinLobs.jpg

molokinirum
03-30-2010, 09:23 AM
All I know is you guys made me hungry for lobster.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/SAKANATSURI/JinLobs.jpg

Now that's what I'm talking about!!! :drool: :agree: :drool:

mealfrog41
03-30-2010, 09:45 AM
Indeed. The admission that I am being irrational is also the reason I am not going to point fingers, explain myself any further, or give a tutorial. Play, have fun, make beautiful music. Right hand technique comes second to all that.

If there is a reason to switch to the "correct" way, I think the community might benefit from you letting us know why... There may very well be an advantage to playing with the thumb in front, other than aesthetics, I'm just not familiar with why that it is. I'm assuming this comes from a style taught for playing classical guitar, of which many of us have received no such instruction. Help us out?

ritzer012
03-30-2010, 04:49 PM
when i saw the title of this thread i thought it as going to be about pastries :)
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_aaaDBG5NmO8/SZsOpwLdw9I/AAAAAAAACXQ/gSXKBurxH1Q/s400/001%20-%20Copy%20(2).JPG

Skye
03-30-2010, 05:23 PM
I Think that no technique is "Improper" But all techniques are different and unique. And while others may be more common and considered "Proper" There is not a LAW satationg you must play this way or you will explode...

Guting
03-30-2010, 05:29 PM
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