I have realized that there is a maximum length my nails can grow before they become a hindrance. As a result I am a finger-tip player but I have found that filing the nails just before play actually helps in that the dust acts as a dry lubricrant.Charles Cook wrote: ↑Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:17 amThank you. The trick with fingernails is to find something that works for you. The problem is if you file them in a way that doesn't work, it takes them too long to grow back out. Eventually, I'll figure out what works best for me.Judy Verbeeten wrote: ↑Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:43 pmCharles well done, notwithstanding the issues you described vis-a-vis your right hand. I must say that as a retired surgeon, I cannot tolerate the idea of having even slightly longer nails. (You cannot teach an old horse new tricks). I have never considered playing with nails on my right hand, so it is not an issue for me. I know that I will not achieve the same tone that is possible with nails, but I am okay with that. Notably, somewhere in my reading on this board, I believe I read that Professor Delcamp commented that because of nail issues, he has had to start playing without nails also.
Not a recommendation perhaps but an observation.