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I hate my little fingers

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Rasputin13, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    It's child abuse ! :cool:

  2. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 2, 2016
    Yeah, this. 100% this. My first teacher was a little itty bitty dude from England who was a jazz guy through and through. Wonderful player. I've got average hands and his were maybe 75% the size of mine. He could play literally any chi d because he had, what he referred to, as proper wrist position. Check out old/strictly jazz cats and you'll notice their left hands along with playing vintage Gibsons through solid state amps.

    Subsequently, I've had to adjust to be able to use my thumb over the top of the fretboard. :(

  3. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    THANKS for the tip about ChordBank (IOS). That app is TERRIFIC! :)

  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    You're very welcome. I use it all the time.
    You should also check out the "ScaleBank" app.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
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  5. zimbo

    zimbo Strat-Talker

    Feb 21, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    I saw one thread where guys were measuring their middle finger. 3 1/2" seemed to be the norm but 4" makes things much easier.

  6. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    My middle finger is about 4 -1/8th..Don't know that it's helped me much playing wise though. o_O

  7. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Proof positive the angle of the dangle is everything.

  8. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Uffe Steen makes anything happen on a guitar and is also on this forum.

    Check him out, he is amazing.