#1
So I've gotten into fingerpicking recently and I've got a few songs down. Well I"m trying to play 45. by Shinedown(not really a fingerpicking song but it works...) and there's this squeaky noise which I guess is my nails scratching the strings?? Am I doing something wrong here? Any help would be appreciated!
#2
...a squeaky noise? squeaky how?
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#3
If you scratch your strings with your fingernail it's kinda like that but less severe.
#4
Either your sliding your fingers against your strings as your changing frets, or yes, your nails are hitting the strings, but I doubt it's the nails.
#5
Well it's not happening when I change frets. When I hit the notes is when. SO should I just cut my nails like extremely close or let them grow and play with just my nails? Cuz right now I try to play with my fingertips...
#6
Common problem for classical players in scale-like passages or any situation using right hand fingers on the bass strings with a nail attack. Solution for such situations is to strike more square to string so that the nail doesnt slide along the string.
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#7
You need to work on actually attacking the strings perpendicular instead of sliding your finger across them. Can imagine it would be a problem with nails, which I experience myself then using a thumbpick... But without a thumbpick or nail it really shouldn't be a problem I guess.
#8
Alright I get what you're saying. I actually don't know why I didn't think of that >_> Oh well. Thanks much!
#9
I wouldn't make a habit of a perpendicular attack to the strings, best tone (on nylon guitars) using nails is generally obtained with an oblique attack, reserve the square on attack for the wound strings