Andrei Puhach wrote:
Ed Butler wrote:Andrei - is this sort of what you mean - minus the exaggeration, slowness, missed notes, etc?
Hi Ed, hope you don't mind me adding my two penneth after my long absence from the forum.
I can see from the video that you are pulling your hand up and away from the guitar and the twanging sound is made by the string hitting the frets. Could this be because your nail is getting hooked up on the string and you have to pull away to release it?
When you look at your nail from sideways on is there a slight hook shape to it?
One thing you could experiment with is stiking the string at different angles. For example, if you strike the string at 45% rather than square on at 90% you are less likely to get it hooked up on the string.
There is a lot of advice around on nail shape and Pumping Nylon goes into great detail about it. I did briefly try the ramp shape, but it didn't work for me so went back to the original advice that the nail shape should follow the contours of the fingers - first shaping with an emery board and then finishing off with a fine oil stone or fine grade wet and dry.
Good luck Ed, and keep on keeping on.