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Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by jdjango Mar 18.

 

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jdjango replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
""Long story short (as it were), it's a poor workman who blames his tools" Amen to that...........like Django, I have 3 digits, and you'd be amazed to see what can be done with a limited fret hand!  Never cut short(pun)…"
Mar 18
ra harris replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"I have a short friend with short stubby digits, and he's a classical pianist.  Not a hobby-level pianist, he is a teacher who has as his students the children of several well-known keyboardists.  He lives and works in NYC and has…"
Mar 18
Iain Brennan replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"As I was cursed,with small hands,and stubby fingers,with a poor finger-spread into the bargain,I have managed to get over this problem,by de -tuning a whole step,obviously making a slacker set of strings,I still do this on my twelve-string…"
Jan 30
Phil Manuel replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"Here's a couple of thoughts... 1) really try to put together enough money to pay for some lessons or find someone you respect who plays. You don't have to take lessons forever, but when someone says they've been trying to do…"
Jan 27
Doug Singer replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"i HAD  a similar problem with f chord my teacher got me to extend my barre finger across the neck and past it on a bit of an angle it has helped immensely.hope my explaination is understandable and hope it helps"
Jan 14
jdjango replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"+1 Colin!    We are all different, and as such no two of us should be the same when it comes to style and ability to produce sound."
Jan 13
Nathan Pyatt replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"Im also self taught 9 years in and ive got small bony hands. Ive just had to compromise to a point, because I completely understand what you mean about reaching around with your thumb, I gave that up a long time ago and still come away with a good…"
Mar 20, 2012
Frogngerm left a comment for Coe Franklin
"You're welcome...see you there!"
May 20, 2010
Mark Werner replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"You just have to adapt and learn what you can and can't do. Django Reinhardt had hardly any left hand at all.... Jazz chords are frequently all-but-unreachable for normal hands. So, don't play the whole chord. Often, four notes sound fine…"
May 19, 2010
Ship of fools replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"I am not going to tell you to change guitars, that is to rediculous and to expensive for most.I was not blessed with extremley long fingers they are average length but I what I do have is practice and I had a good teacher ( A GOOD TEACHER ) is what…"
May 16, 2010
Brian McHale replied to Coe Franklin's discussion Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have.
"I have short fingers, but they're not "bony". There certainly are chords I simply cannot play because my reach isn't very good, but on the whole it doesn't cause me many problems. If you really have restrictions and need a…"
May 14, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
At the moment, I`m playing guitars that I`ve built.
Two OOO`s (one of them with a saddle pickup) and an electric w/Telecaster setup.
What type of music do you like to play?
Country, Rock, Blues, Jazz
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At 1:27pm on May 20, 2010, Frogngerm said…
You're welcome...see you there!
 
 
 

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