Just wanted to say thanks for posting this Q. I am new to classical guitar and nails, but not to music. After only two weeks, I had this very same question, as I prefer to use flesh on the thumb. (Can you have a preference after two weeks?). So thanks.
Sure you can have a preference in two weeks. But the chances of that preference being the same in another 2 weeks, months or years is very slim.
I would consider myself an intermediate player at this point and the shape and length of my nails has changed so many times sense I started playing. When I started out my I,m,a nails were pretty long and p was very short. Now it's the exact opposite.
I just recorded this with no thumb nail and my normal length A, M, amd I nails: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=91501
It lacks definition for me - but has a nice warmth in the bass. Let's hear some more from you all instead of just talking about it! Haha
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tateharmann wrote:Just curious, is this how this gentleman is playing? ? It seems that way to me..
It seems that way to me too. And it sounds good.
It is nice to hear of others playing this way and being satisfied, as my thumbnail has a longitudinal ridge where it keeps developing problems- breaking, tearing, snagging, etc- whenever I try to grow it out a little.