Fingernail length

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  • #19791
    curlyuke
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    The longer I play ukulele (18 months now, so I’m not quite an OG ๐Ÿ˜‚) the shorter I seem to file my nails.
    I know that your picking/strumming hand can have long nails but how short should the nails on your chord hand be?
    Mine don’t go past the top of my fingers except when I’m pushing down on the fret board ๐Ÿ˜
    I wondered if shorter nails might help to have a better finger position.

    #19794
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    If your nails touch the fretboard, they are too long. Short nails for the win ๐Ÿ™‚

    #19796
    curlyuke
    Participant

    Sob ๐Ÿ˜ช
    No guts, no glory!
    Thanks Andrew ๐Ÿ˜

    #19842
    theandersons
    Participant

    This made me laugh. Since I’ve started playing, the nails on my left hand are non-existent. I actually can’t stand to have them grow out at all now. This Ukulele playing thing is a crazy addiction and I love it!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by theandersons.
    #19845
    curlyuke
    Participant

    I certainly wasn’t laughing when I filed one hand last night! Every now and then I catch sight of of my now stubby fingered hand and get surprised all over again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚

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