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Old 01-29-2022, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by runningplanet View Post
Do you fingerpick with your nails or flesh? I’ve always used flesh because I’ve never been able to get consistent results using my nails. It may just be a flaw in my technique but I seem much smoother and in control using only flesh.
Hi rp…

Never had the luxury to protect my hands/nails. Too many tools involved, and my nails are rather soft (break easily).

So since I was 15 yrs old I've played fingerstyle in what we now call all-flesh style. I'll use a hint of nail once in a while for accents.

Interestingly I strum with nails.


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