I thought I'd share some recordings of my progress at playing without fingernails on gut strings (per Emilio Pujol). The first recording was made shortly after cutting my nails off in 2015. The sound is "pretty" I guess but it's definitely on the quiet/thin side. It's pretty common to decide at this early stage that you don't like the sound and go back to using nails. However, thanks to Rob MacKillop, I persevered and really tried to learn the technique properly. So, the other recording (2017) of the same prelude on the same guitar with gut and silk strings is my progress after about 2 years. I'm sure the sound will continue to improve but I can definitely hear a difference in these two recordings. The latter has a thick, round sound while retaining the sweetness of flesh playing. Let me know what you all think..
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"Speed is the enemy of emotion." - Emilio Pujol Vilarrubi