#1
I've been writting some songs with my band, some of them have clean/acoustic intros, I've always uses a pick, but for this I've been using my fingers. So anyway, I've always been a chronic nail biter, from when I was a small child, I haven't bitten the nails on my right hand in about a week, and wow, they are starting to grow this white texture at the end, very interesting. They've also stopped stinging constantly, I thought it was just normal, but man, it feels great

Any tips on not biting my nails? I tryed cutting myself every time I did, it seems to work. What do you guys do?
#2
I'm also a cronic nail bitter

They've also stopped stinging constantly, I thought it was just normal, but man, it feels great


That is normal isn't it.. :p
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#3
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Any tips on not biting my nails? I tryed cutting myself every time I did, it seems to work. What do you guys do?

What...?

Try find another habbit? Bite your lip?
#4
I'm a chronic nail biter myself, and have infected fingers on a regular basis due to it. Using your fingers, the sound may not be as high as if you had nails, but I feel that nails get in the way, especially if you do a lot of 2-handed acoustic tapping, like I almost always use.
#5
I hear you can buy this stuff you basically paint on your nails (it's clear, not nail polish) which tastes absolutely disgusting, and you'll sort of snap out of it.

I'm also trying to stop the nailbiting.
#7
i tried that crap and it didnt work
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#8
You can get some nasty tasting nailpolish to put on, to help discourage nail biting, or there's a finger dip. However, this can make eating with your fingers taste a little nasty, especially if you lick your fingers afterwards as the whole tip for your finger is covered in the stuff.

IF you are starting to grow your nails, make your sure get a protein and calcium rich diet and try and use a nail strengthener to discourage your nails from flaking and breaking.
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#9
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Any tips on not biting my nails? I tryed cutting myself every time I did, it seems to work. What do you guys do?

This sounds v.emo-ish, besides I wouldn't recommend this anyway, you should just try to be conscious of it and just stop whenever you notice you're doing it. It's a habit not an addiction.
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#10
Another solution is to play guitar with your toes instead, that is if they still have nails on them.......
#11
I used to bute my fingernails excessively before I started playing guitar, now I only bit the nails excessively on my left hand.













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#12
I use sunflower seeds. Most people who bite their nails just have a oral fixation. When I don't have sunflower seeds chewing a toothpick helps...
#13
only bite the nails on your left hand. or you can cut up ping pong balls and glue them to your fingernails. if you do it right they're not that noticable. and they're not hard to wash off.
#14
i also am i nail biter. i need to stop because my 2 front teeth are fake and one of them chipped while i was biting my nails but i STILL cant stop. i wish there was some miracle cure for nail biting.
#16
you could try using the bitter spray that they use on pets to keep them from chewing on furniture. it shouldn't pose any health risks either since they even use human dog food testers.
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#17
I'd like to stop too, not for fingerpicking but as you said its awesome.

And UltimateDud seems awfully familiar to some sort of pokemon addict...
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#18
nail polish, i used to bite them excessivly, and my mum bought me some clear nail polish and after tasting that crap a few times i stopped
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