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Alex5
post Jun 21 2015, 11:07 AM
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Hi,

I take my first flamenco lesson on GMC : it's Flamenco first piece : solea.
I haven't long nails on my right hand and I don't want to have. Can I play this piece without difficulties ?

I have a lot of difficulties to understand how to do the Golpe. Anybody can explain me ?


Thanks a lot.


Alex

ps : English isn't my first language and I don't practice it a lot, sorry for the mistakes.
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Phil66
post Jun 21 2015, 12:45 PM
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Hello Alex,

You could try some of >>>>> THESE <<<<<, they should be available in your country wink.gif

Golpe lesson:



Your English is fine smile.gif

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post Jun 21 2015, 04:46 PM
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I'm sure you could play without nails but you're going to be missing the signature flamenco tone.

Finger tips give a very warm sound while finger nails or finger picks give you a sharper tone.


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post Jun 23 2015, 11:55 AM
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Unfortunately nails are a half success to get the proper flamenco tone but in fact it is not necessary. I got used to the long nails and they do a lot of good on electric guitar as well. I did cut those off because of bass playing problems but then I felt like lost a lot of tone from acoustic and classical guitar. If You have never played with nails before, then there is not that much of a problem.It will sound warmer but still possible to play smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2015, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Jun 23 2015, 10:55 AM) *
Unfortunately nails are a half success to get the proper flamenco tone but in fact it is not necessary. I got used to the long nails and they do a lot of good on electric guitar as well. I did cut those off because of bass playing problems but then I felt like lost a lot of tone from acoustic and classical guitar. If You have never played with nails before, then there is not that much of a problem.It will sound warmer but still possible to play smile.gif



OK I will try. I've bought finger picks but I can't play with that
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post Jun 25 2015, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE (Alex5 @ Jun 25 2015, 02:58 PM) *
OK I will try. I've bought finger picks but I can't play with that


I think that you should be able to play flamenco without fingernails. I never liked having long nails and to be honest couldn't stand it. As Darius mentioned, they are more of a sound and guitar tone tool (playing with long nails affects how your guitar sounds in general) than a real necessity.


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QUOTE (Alex5 @ Jun 25 2015, 12:58 PM) *
OK I will try. I've bought finger picks but I can't play with that


Finger picks are totaly different story. Somehow I could not get used to. I felt much less control of those comparing to regular finger nails.


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