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Adam

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Nail help! 

So I've been playing classical and then flamenco guitar for a couple of years now, getting by on highly dubious nail practices. I'm realizing now that my nails haven't been growing nearly long enough (my m and a nails aren't even out past the fingertip, ugh!!), but I think they're a lot longer than they are because the white free edge is so long. I compared mine to my teacher's recently and his are certainly longer than mine but the white part looks so much shorter on his, which looks a lot less disorderly/unkempt/etc. So this is mostly an aesthetic question, since I have no problem growing my nails out a bit longer but there can be an issue with friends/girls/family/girls/etc. who don't know WHY my nails are so long...how do I make my nails more like my teachers? That is, longer (fine, I just let them grow :p) but with less white on the end, so that it isn't so glaring that my nails are really long?
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ToddK

 

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RE: Nail help! (in reply to Adam

Nails dont have to be long at all actually. Mine dont come past the
fingertip. I play flamenco and classical, and get a pretty good tone.

Keep them short. Its good for technique building

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Cat Nap

 

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RE: Nail help! (in reply to Adam

+1 on keeping the nails short. If they're too long, they break. I have the bad misfortune that my nails actually grow in layers as opposed to growing a strong solid nail. I've used everything without success. If that wasn't bad enough, when my nails break, which is often, it's waaaaayyyy down near the middle of the nail so I have no choice but to cut it or risk a painful accident. Having some nail is important but it's a misconception that it needs to be long.
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