OT guitarists: I have a question

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  1. RUchaps

    RUchaps Active Member

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    Is it possible to play the guitar with really small hands?
    I started playing the guitar and i'm liking it, but I find that i have to struggle to reach the frets many times while others with larger hands reach them easily. When i say that i have small hands, I'm not joking. The distance from the base of my palm to the tip of my middle finger is about 7 inches. How much will this hinder my playing development? If i cant become really good at this instrument through consistent practice (and not over practicing-i have other commitments in my life too) then i dont see the point of continuing. any advice?
     
  2. The_Kids_Are_Alright

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    My hand is that small, if not smaller, I have no problem making big stretches (I can do 1-6, sometimes 7, fairly comfortably) just keep at it and it won't be a problem.
     
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    I have a friend with very small hands. Just takes PRACTICE really
     
  4. Music Nazi

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    martin barre of jethro tull has some of the smallest hands on a guitarist that i have ever seen and he is a great guitarist.


    practice practice practice
     
  5. Italianoman

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    Chyeah, everyone has problems fretting the guitar in the beginning, no matter how big your hands are. In a month or so of consistent practice, you won't even notice it.
     
  6. BillyJackNCoke

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    just stretch your hands alot to get better flexability
     
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    Yeah, I've got smaller hands compared to most people I've jammed with...just takes time and practice. I started learning late (20), so I spent at least 2 hours a day for an entire summer practicing, and eventually, you just get the hang of it. It'll come with time and hard work.
     
  8. GreatDeceiver

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    It's all about coordination, large hands just help a little.
     
  9. mrchibai

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    playing guitar rules. Get a program called guitar pro and goto http://mysongbook.com to get monster loads of tabs for free. That program is illikus maximus.
     
  10. marcel

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    i recommend: use a ukulele. its a mini guitar from hawaii!
    it souns much better and its perfect for small hands like your one

    and i belive its cheaper than a guitar
     
  11. The_Kids_Are_Alright

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    it's like being blind, your other senses are heightened eventually.
    small hands may help you push yourself towards learning
     
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    work on dexterity
     
  14. Hemps

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    My hands are only 7 inches, but i don't have any problem playing...I'm sure you'll be fine. Sure people with bigger hands have the advantage, but that doesnt mean you can't be just as good with enough hard work.
     

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