The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147325   Message #3414245
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
04-Oct-12 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Playing away a fingernail
Subject: RE: Playing away a fingernail
Another thought, one of the problems with playing fingerstyle - with bare fingers - is lack of volume.
I've been going to folkclubs for nearly 50 yrs and the vast majority of fingerstyle players simply don't play loud enough.
Countless times, I've sat in the audience, listening to a guitarist, and thought to myself, " If this person's guitar was 50% louder he/she would engage the audience a lot more".

Classical guitarist work very hard being able produce a sound which is loud and projects.
Folk guitarists, generally, won't have the same attention to such details.