I'm a beginner at fingerstyle guitar. When I play with longer nails, I get a nice crisp sound, but the volume is uneven based on which finger I use. Sometimes I get this horribly loud/scraping sound (usually from the index finger) that just overpowers the other strings. I'm using a steel-string guitar.
Is this normal for a beginner? How do I get a more even sound? I think the angle of my hand is problematic (it's usually at 45 degrees). When I play perpendicularly to the strings, the volume is more even, but it's awkward on my wrists.