Line up of guzheng bridges
指甲, Nail, Pick

平面、單凹槽指甲比較 Flat and with Groove Picks

我的第一副古箏指甲,是老師送的,兩面都是平的。當時對指甲沒有研究,反正是老師送的,心想應不會太差吧!多年放下古箏,再買一台新箏時當中包括了一對中號的雙面平面的膠甲。這次認真地彈,發現每次彈的時間愈長,指甲就變得不舒了。我知道中號對我的手指來說太細了,不過那種不適感,好像是從指肚中那種壓迫感所帶來的。後有跟我現在的老師提到,她建議我買一副凹槽指甲試試。用了兩年多到了今日,我還是用單凹槽指甲。指肚那種壓迫感沒有了;指肚放在凹槽上,其實也挺舒服的。再加上我之前介紹包膠布的方法,手汗大的我也沒問題,指甲普遍不會容易移位。

我知道市面上還有其他種類的古箏指甲,如雙凹槽、單孤、雙孤、半月型等等。你最喜歡的又是那種呢?

***

My first pair of Guzheng picks was given by my first teacher. Both sides were flat. At that time, I didn’t know much about nails. Since my teacher gave them to me, I thought they wouldn’t be that bad, right? After some years when I started playing Guzheng again, I bought a new Guzheng. The package included a pair of medium-sized plastic flat picks. What I noticed was that as I practiced more, the fingers became uncomfortable. I know medium size was too small for my fingers. But the discomfort seemed to come from the pressure on my fingers. I mentioned it to my current teacher. She suggested that I grab a pair of grooved picks. After using them for more than two years, I still love my one-sided- grooved picks. The pressure of my fingers is pretty much gone. When my fingers rest on the grooves, it’s actually quite comfortable. In addition, the method I use to wrap my picks (see here). I have had no problems with sweaty hands. The picks usually stay well and firmly.

I know there are other kinds of Guzheng picks in the market, such as those with double grooves, single curved, double curved, and half moon style. What is your favourite shape?

發佈留言

發佈留言必須填寫的電子郵件地址不會公開。 必填欄位標示為 *