At 18:38 10/02/2008, Thomas Dent wrote:
>Ketil Haugsand has a nice video of inserting and voicing a new
>plectrum (on YouTube) (nearly typed YouTune there) where he mentions
>making the tip rounded or with angled edges, rather than flat straight
>across. Has this been discussed before? (Carey Beebe's website is
>against it.) Any thoughts?
I have heard the view that the part of the plectrum touching the
string should be shorter than the wave-length, and therefore that the
contact part of plectra should be shorter for the higher notes.
It is also the custom to use thinner tangents for the higher notes on