Anyone not use nails?

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
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Re: Anyone not use nails?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:26 pm

I did try to grow my nails on my right hand, however due to where I was working at the time they kept breaking, and catching them on things, and I just gave up. In fact I gave up playing classical altogether due to feeling that if I couldn't play with nails then I shouldn't be playing classical. And if I didnt play classical there was no point in having a classical guitar, so, along with other commitments it went in the cupboard till I could decide what I wanted to do.
But the thing is I find it hard to do without the sound of classical guitar, its just a beautiful sound (in the right hands), and so I would love to try again, but without the commitment of having to grow my nails!
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Re: Anyone not use nails?

Post by Petemayo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:19 am

Ok so I broke a nail, got frustrated and cut the all. The longest one may not even be a millimeter.

Yet I can still seem to use them a bit. I am trying to get better with minimal nail so they won't break as easily and I wil
Be less dependent on them longer.

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