Do you have any suggestions for keeping fingernails attached to fingers on the fretting hand?  Mine occasionally start pulling off -- not more than a sixteenth of an inch or so, but it hurts and debilitates my playing.

Michael Koppy


The only suggestion I have is, you should keep the fingernails on your fretting hand trimmed as short as possible without hitting the skin of course, then file them smooth.  When I play, only the calluses really touch the strings.  My fingernails don't seem to be involved at all.  I notice if I get lazy and don't trim them, they start getting in the way and playing becomes more difficult.

Bob, Gman ( o )==#

 

 

 

 

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