I've just recently purchased Noad's book 1 "Solo Guitar Playing", although I have more books than practice time.
In the Lesson one chapter, he states "The nail itself should be shaped in an even curve, following the contour of the fingertip, with no corners at the side that might catch unevenly on the string". Looking at the pictures of his nails in the book, they seem to me to be a rounded (normal?) look.
They do not seem to extend much beyond the tip, and no abnormal shape, that is not filed to any sort of angle.
My question then is, do others follow this practice? Nail shape seems to me to be a very personal issue.
I know that some play "nailless" and others shape and grow length that to me seem extreme, but then again, I am an amateur and play for enjoyment only.
Thanks to all who contribute their thoughts to this forum. I could spend hours perusing it (just ask my wife).
Prudencio Saez Mod. 8