Julian Ward wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:01 pm
robert e wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:01 pm
It works the other way for me--pronation gets me a fatter tone, supination a thinner tone. Is that because my nails are ramped?
maybe yes... I now have a neutral curve and supination gives me a wonderful 'a finger' sound in particular.
Oops! After some experimentation I discovered that whenever I supinated my RH, I also unconsciously changed the angle of my wrist and forearm so that I was stroking the string more perpendicularly than usual. This was the cause of the thinner tone. Once I straighten that angle, I do get a fatter tone from supination.
A valuable realization for me. Thanks, all! And apologies for the misinformation.
And now I have yet another excuse to tinker with nail shape!