Kaori Muraji's nail shape

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Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by kkruecke » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:18 pm

The image at the bottom shows a sort of double ramp nail shape which Kaori Muraji uses. It is screen print taken from this youtube video: [media]https://youtu.be/ZA-NjYpRn34[/media]
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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by mae » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:28 am

Kazuhito Yamashita's, if I recall correctly, are similar.
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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by AsturiasFan » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:11 am

Looks like some pedagogy books will have to be updated. No more can anyone say the very pointy shape is bad. The discussion now turns to how to or how not to play with pointy nails.

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by oski79 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:24 am

Those look more like lethal weapons than guitarists' nails!
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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by Toccata » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:39 am

I just filed my nails like that. Dang, I still can't play "Pictures at an Exhibition."

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by Scot Tremblay » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:50 am

Looks like the picks used to play the Chinese Pipa. Almost identical shape...hmmmm.
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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by kkruecke » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:04 am

Someone told me Bream uses a similar nail shape. Quite rad.!

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by Luis_Br » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:57 am

I think a picture like this sais nothing if you don't know the nail from a perpendicular angle to this picture. We need to think in 3D to find the proper nail shape. If the nail is flat, curved, hooked etc., the result will be completely different with this same shape from above...

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by fateswarning1070 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:18 am

She seems to have a very incline angle to her nail on the left side, it's really hard to tell if its pointy

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by wianno » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:57 am

Yes, I've noticed the same shape on video close ups of Bream's fingers.

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by Luis_Br » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:02 pm

I don't know Muraji's, but I've heard Zanon explaining that Bream has very hooked nails, like real claws, so he uses unusual shapes which would be hard to copy by a regular nail. It is actually amazing the way he could have all those colors and dynamics with his nails.

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:06 pm

In A Life on the Road, Bream says that his nails are quite thin and flexible, which gives him "some advantage when it comes to shade and variety of sound" (although, I'm thinking that his massive talent also has something to do with it!).

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by kkruecke » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:56 am

Bream's nail shape. It is Interesting that i is shaped quite differently from m and a

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by Tom » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:26 pm

Just watched "A life on the Road" for the 46th time today. I must say Bream's tone production on the Bach Fuge he plays with the Romanillos is a heavenly match.

What's happen to Muraji's Romanillos? She seems to be abandon the Romanillos in the recent performance.

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Re: Kaori Muraji's nail shape

Post by mae » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:46 pm

Romanillos guitars (Liam & José, with Tornavoz and without) still appear on all of her recent recordings.
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