Topic: Alternative types of picks for uke
I'm back again with more silly questions (but at least that means I'm back to playing)
The crack situation got solved in an amazingly silly way, after 2 months of not being able to find anyone to take a look at her I finally found someone who after an examination said that sadly the crack was too tight fit to fix it and I should just keep playing until it splits further and opens up, and it might not happen for years. She also stays in tune ok now, even though timbre is not the nicest in the world, so she's pretty much playable.
Anyway, I always used to strum with my fingertips before that 2-3 month break and it seemed aye-ok. Just does not seem to work anymore. I seem to become so much more heavy handed and less coordinated since than (happened to man up and drop all my anti depressants and tranquilizers during that gap, and, well my mind might be a lot clearer, but my body just gets horrible tension buildup) and not only I end up digging into and yanking strings instead of strumming gently, I also have caught myself of developing a habit of knuckle-strumming, that inevitably leads to ripped up knuckles.
I found a few of those generic nylon-string picks that get thrown in with any purchase and they seem to work on at least keeping me away from doing horrible things, but the sound is dissapointing. I seem to hear pick plastic snapping against strings just as much as I do strings ringing if I'm trying to keep volume down to an indoors-acceptable level. Might be a pet peeve of mine but that plasticky sharp sound annoys me a lot.
I was wondering if I might benefit from a felt pick or something of that sort.
Also, honestly, just trying to figure out how to tune down the anxiety I have around playing, I mean, I totally have enough anxiety in my life in general and this should be a thing that is enjoyable and soothing not nerve-wrecking...