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Loonatik
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Hi Jennifer, I think we might share the same problem, with nails growing to the edge of the fingers. So my enemy in harp playing has been loud passages with fingerings like 4-4321 or fast arpeggio passages 123432 -123432 on the R.H.

The “harsh” sound you mentioned, I would assume caused by the nail hitting same string as you pluck it?
– if this is the case, then the fix is to have proper technique, which is a rounded position. I have a weak 3rd finger on my R.H. and with the “long” nail, thus less fleshy tip, a very bad combination… but if i do it 100% right, i.e. with strengh in the finger then i don’t get this extra “hit” by the nail.

I really appreciate it if anyone has any other tips on fixing this… (or a way to cut back the nail to expose a more “fleshy” fingertip… 🙁