""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)…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"