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    Sorry, use the time to focus on your left hand technique. When you can't do the finger stuff, work on the brain stuff. It all adds up when you get back to 100%

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    The nicest flat picks I've ever seen were wooden.
    Steel guitar string do shred them, but ukulele strings shouldn't do that.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Strumming hard for volume with my middle finger worked pretty good at church today. Necessity is the mother of invention......or in this case, the mother of accommodation.
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    WTG Kathy!
    Keep strumming, keep healing.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    It must almost be a week since your boo-boo. How much longer before the stitches come out?

    How was the uke fest? Keep working on that middle finger it will get easier.
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    Get well soon!

    Just curious, did you and I meet in the Miner's Saloon in Cooke City a couple years ago? I remember having a nice talk with a young lady who was living up there for a season and just happened to play uke and raft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacole View Post
    It must almost be a week since your boo-boo. How much longer before the stitches come out?

    How was the uke fest? Keep working on that middle finger it will get easier.
    I saw the hand specialist today. The stitches need to stay in for 2-3 weeks total due to the location over a joint with thin tissue that could separate easily. I can start some gentle bending, but nothing that puts stress on the stitches. The uke fest was fun, but a small turn out due to cool windy weather. I performed a chord solo for the open mic, and again that evening for our church talent show. I love chord melodies, and they work with my thumb.

    Quote Originally Posted by WestyShane View Post
    Get well soon!

    Just curious, did you and I meet in the Miner's Saloon in Cooke City a couple years ago? I remember having a nice talk with a young lady who was living up there for a season and just happened to play uke and raft.
    Sorry. Not me. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Cooke City. More than 15 years I’d guess.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    The stitches are out. My finger is sore, stiff, and pretty ugly looking. I’m working on gentle stretching & gripping. I have to remind myself to use the finger normally. It’s kind of like the brain/finger connection has to get re-established. I did strum with the index finger today. Not perfect, but it will get back to normal with time & patient practice.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    Yay!
    Of course the stiffness and soreness will subside. Be gentle with it. But do use it.
    I hope I'm not repeating this....
    When I met the great Kenny Baker, long time fiddle player for Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, his hand was all wrapped up.
    He had cut it badly in a hunting knife accident. Buddy Spicher was taking his place temporarily.
    After a while, his hand healed up, he was playing fiddle and guitar again, and no one could even tell he had injured it, unless they looked at it close up. He passed away a few years ago, but until then, he could play Jerusalem Ridge like no other fiddler after his recovery.
    I hope this inspires you.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Good to hear the stitches are out, gentle bending will ease it back to normal, my little finger, that I cut to the bone, took 2-3 weeks.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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