Robin, Thank you so much for your reply. may I know which finger nail file (in terms of grit) do you use to soften your tips ? Thanks.robin loops wrote:I use a finger nail file to soften the tips (when I play a lot of electric and steel string). Best of both worlds because you can leave enough callous so that they are still really firm and solid but take enough away so they are smooth and soft.
Kent wrote:Do not get rid of your electric guitar! You will just anguish nightly until you buy another.
The techniques used with the two types of guitars are different, but if anything, it will enhance your playing. It is fantastic to be able to master both electric and classical guitar.
They do compliment each other, and you will transfer little skills you learn on both. There is no rules against focusing on just one.
You have a concern that most people would love to have.
I went to your youtube page and noticed that you Favorited a Frank Bungarten Video. Did you know that Frank plays electric guitar as well ?, even he used to play saxophone and played in jazz bands. And all of this time, Classical Guitar has been his principle instrument. Based on his achievements, I think that it's safe to call him a virtuoso on the classical guitar. He just plays electric blues guitar as a hobby. Please see the video below, the interview is in EnglishDenian Arcoleo wrote:Playing electric guitar regularly will mess up your classical playing and vica versa. Coincidentally I just just watched a video with Sharon Isbin and Steve Vai on youtube, Vai says in the video:
''It's not even like apples and oranges what we both do (Isbin and Vai), it's like apples and beef yoghurt.''
I don't like the sound of beef yoghurt but you get Vai's drift. If you are happy to be mediocre at both then practice both. If you are pursuing real excellence in one or the other then concentrate exclusively on one or the other.
Based on personal experience? Or is that just "your opinion" based on personal preferences?henders wrote:Classical should be your sole focus. Rock guitar technique will interfere with your progress on the classical. It will also take away precious hours of practice time. A final point: the electric guitar and rock music will likely become less important to you as you age. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but you asked for opinions.
That's an awfully subtle difference isn't it?robin loops wrote: Based on personal experience? Or is that just "your opinion" based on personal preferences?
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