There is a solution
for those who either don't want to grow or break
, or who don't like the feel
Fingerpicks are a strange merge of guitar pick and thimble. They fit over the fingers of the playing hand and, in combination with a thumb pick, can be used to play fingerstyle without nails.
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A thumb pick
is also useful for people who ordinarily use flatpick
s; since it wraps around
the thumb, it's a lot harder to drop
. It also makes alternate picking
and hybrid picking
easier, for much the same reason.