When playing guitar, my fingers often touch other strings on the guitar. I found that my fingertips are too broad for the strings. When I press one string by my middle finger, the meat of the fingertip usually touches the next string. How can I avoid this?
Also, my fingernails are very special ( inherited from my mom, the shape of the fingernails are curve, unlike some other people's fingernails which are flat. ). The fingernail of my index and middle finger is having the same length to my meat of the fingertip. When I tried to press the string perpendicular to the board, my fingernail is limited my press become it hit the board.
Your may think I am crazy, but if you have any suggestion, please tell me and I am willing to listen.
I've already cut my fingernail, any deeper my finger hurts.
When I place my finger perpendicular to the board, my fingernail meet my flesh of my finger in the same horizontal line. If I press the string like this, I can't press the string firmly.
If I can play like this, there would be no problem but the flesh of my finger will touch the later string.
Here is the C chord I am having problem with: When my middle finger is pressing the 4th string, it often touches the 3rd string. As I've said in the above, if I press it perpendicular to the board, I can't press it firmly.
Here are the demos(I already cut the fingernails): Perpendicular, I put the string inbetween my fingernail and the flesh of my finger -> The string is not pressed firmly and sound weird.
Same, but I place the string right below the flesh of my finger -> just can't press it because my fingernail hit the board.
This time I make my finger a little slant so I can press the string firmly. But the 4th string was block by my finger when it was bouncing.
This time I made a weird position to tackle this problem....this is actually not a solution. I tried to make my finger slant and press the string with the edge of my fingernail so the string was locked between my fingernail and the flesh. The problem is the weird angle of my finger and extra force to make this position.