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!
Surround yourself with people dear James, they are easier to fight for than principles.
José Ferrer Estudiante 5208A
Fender DG 5 acoustic
Tanglewood DBLT SFCE electro-acoustic
Tanglewood TU 13M concert ukulele
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