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Oswegan
02-19-2009, 05:44 PM
So I cut it recently, but now its growing back.

How many of you use a long thumbnail?

Is it useful or does it just get in the way?

Ukuleleblues
02-19-2009, 05:50 PM
You might want to learn how to use other strumming techniques. Brush, rol , claw, hot finger. triplet, etc.

MisoHappy
02-19-2009, 05:51 PM
So I cut it recently, but now its growing back.

How many of you use a long thumbnail?

Is it useful or does it just get in the way?

I do!
It's definitely useful, just keep it rimmed a bit. Just so that you can see about 1/8 of an inch of it with your palm facing you. Otherwise, keep it long enough for picking. It does get in the way when it's too long, like when the side picking the string is straight, and gets caught on the string. In that case, I just round it off.

geoffsuke
02-20-2009, 04:32 AM
i remember a couple of weeks ago in a live lesson, think it might have been flake, someone asked aldrine about this and he said it seemed to help him having longer nails when playing

Oswegan
02-20-2009, 04:37 AM
Aldrine has, what appears to be, a really long thumbnail.