Tag fingernails

Q&A Lesson: Nails, Tone, & Sound

Q&A Lesson: Nails, Tone, & Sound on Classical Guitar. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. Feel free to visit my Support Page. Most of the questions here are related to nails and tone except for one on string noise. Thanks to…

Classical Guitar Without Fingernails

Can you play classical guitar without nails? Yes, it’s perfectly fine to play without nails on classical guitar but you might get a little less volume, clarity, and control. That said, you’ll get a nice warm and consistent sound and…

Fingernail Lesson for Classical Guitar

Fingernail Lesson for Classical Guitar By popular demand, a lesson about filing and shaping your nails. This is all about how I shape my nails and might be of interest and a starting point for students. Make sure to see…

Lesson: Right Hand Tone Production on Classical Guitar

Lesson: Right Hand Tone Production on Classical GuitarOr: How to get a good sound on classical guitarYouTube Video Link (4K) Exploring changes in timbre from tasto to ponticello, to subtle changes to fingernail angles, learning to control your sound is…

Lesson: Filing nails with Matthew McAllister

This might be the fourth post this week with McAllister but when it’s good it’s good. Matthew McAllister gives a lesson on filing the nails for classical guitar. This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their fantastic YouTube channel. I like how he…

Fingernails and nutrition

Yesterday I walked past a health store and stopped in to ask about nails and nutrition. The health store guy I was taking to recommended silicon supplement for nails. He said to avoid vitamin supplements since you should be getting that from…

Thomas Viloteau on Nails and Shaping

Via the online magazine Si Corde! Thomas Viloteau talks about filing and shaping the right hand finger nails. He shapes his nails in the opposite direction to mine. See my full article on fingernails: Fingernails for Classical Guitar: How I Shape My…

A Lesson in Tone Production by Gohar Vardanyan

A nice lesson from Gohar Vardanyan and her sponsor String By Mail. Here she talks about nails and tone production on classical guitar. Gohar Vardanyan is an amazing guitarist with a clear sound and blazing technique. You can check out my detailed explanation…