Thanks, Steven. I will give that a try.Steven Morgan wrote:I think thickness can make a difference in sound. I use a spongy file after shaping to blunt the edges of my nails. I've found that doing that immediately gives me a fuller sound. Even though it isn't changing the overall thickness of my nail, it does seem to provide a "thicker" edge than my regular files.
Absolutely! Go to the local music store and buy a handful of plectrums ranging from "paper thin" to 2mm in thickness and strum the nearest guitar.Tubbers wrote:Just wondering if thickness makes a difference in sound production?
That's interesting. I've never felt comfortable with two pillows, and 4 years ago when I pinched something in my spine, my physio asked me how many pillows I used and when I said one he said good.R_Pegio wrote:I suffered with pain in my left shoulder - later established that this was due to using two pillows
Did you ever measure the thickness?R_Pegio wrote:My nails are eggshell thin, but I'm such a poor guitarist it doesn't seem to matter too much! I've tried allsorts to improve things but nothing seems to work.
You've never considered a different teacher?R_Pegio wrote:I was afflicted with deafness much worse than I'd imagined, thought my guitars were in audible; then I got hearing aids - much better. Then I suffered with pain in my left shoulder - later established that this was due to using two pillows, so I've barely touched my guitars for a few years. But now I'm back plucking as vigorously as before, regrettably no more melodically than before though.
I reached a plateau years ago and can't progress no matter what I do. I know how the music should be played but am unable to achieve it. My music teacher indicated her tacit agreement when I communicated my decision to discontinue lessons. It's a source of regret to me but I was wasting her and my time, and money.
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