@dpmcleod Hi there Dan!
Thanks for asking! I don't actually stretch my hands at all, but I do sometimes warm up playing a few exercises, or songs. Nowadays, having a family, two small kids, I sometimes don't find the time to pick up the guitar, so I take a day off from the guitar sometimes because of that. But I used to play at least 6 hours/day every day of the year Hope you have a great day Dan! Kind regards/E
I use my own nails, but I have acrylic on the nails. So they are much thicker than my regular nails, which enables me to get a better sound. The goal is to have the same sound coming from striking a string with my thumb pick, or with a nail. My suggestion is, try going to a nail saloon and ask them to put acrylic on the nails (some shops only handles "gel", but you do need acrylic since it's going to last longer). Start off by filing the nails down so that they're not very long at all. It takes some time to get used to, so give it a couple of weeks of practice! But you're right; banjo rolls are easier to play when you use nails! Kind regards/Emil
@mahdad Hi Mahdad! Welcome to ProGuitar! Glad you're here! That is awesome! I wish I could play Flamenco! We're actually going to add a couple of Flamenco lessons on the site later this year!
I'm glad you like my picking style! Today we've added a new arrangement and this time it's the classic "The Entertainer" Hope you like it Mahdad, have a great day! /Emil