The purpose of ‘nails’ in fingerstyle

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013

I say ‘nails’ because there are plenty of things that can substitute for real ones; thumb and finger picks, plastic or acrylic nails, nails made from ping pong balls or the fabric that comes with traditional nail repair kits. I have tried them all! But let’s be clear about the purpose of nails and why most of us don’t just use the flesh of our thumb and fingers....

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