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Old 01-06-2021, 08:55 AM
AndreF AndreF is offline
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When playing arpeggios at speed is it better for control and accuracy to allow the fleshy part of the finger to contact the string first and then follow through with the nail or just sound the string with the nail ?
I would say the former is your best bet. Also, the shorter the nail length, the more fluid and clean they will be.
As far as arpeggios go, the speed killer is nail length. You're looking for even execution of all notes. Too long a nail invites snags and sloppiness to creep in, unless you slow it down.
If you play both nylon and steel, finding the right nail length is more challenging. You need a compromise. I try to go for as as long as I can get away with, but admittedly, it's not that long in deference to nylon, which I play more often.
I hope that makes sense.
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