Short thick Fingers = not a good guitar player??

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Short thick Fingers = not a good guitar player??

Unread post by dbapollo » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:47 am

I was watching some of the instructional vids from this site and I was amazed at how far the guy playing could stretch! then i realized how freaking long and thin his fingers were!

Mine on the other hand are short and thick (slightly) so i'm getting disheartened that this physical deficiency would mean that i would never be able to play those cool dmb guitar licks. *shrugs*


To give ya guys an idea...
I can play Crash Into Me decently...
I'm having a helluva time playing Satellite though.

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Unread post by OpenYM » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:58 am

dont be too hasty. Look at KG from tenacious D. He has sausage fingers and he can still strum with the best of em.

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Unread post by Easy E » Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:06 am

But's he also the greatest lead acoustic guitar player in the world, tough company there
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Unread post by dbapollo » Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:16 am

eze3484 wrote:But's he also the greatest lead acoustic guitar player in the world, tough company there
who?

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Unread post by Easy E » Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:20 am

Ragin' Kage, KG
Cor wrote:I mentioned awhile ago trying to bang this huge near 7 foot woman I know. Hit it last night. I got manhandled, it was sweet.

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Unread post by OpenYM » Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:35 am

I happened to have the luck of seeing him the other night with his new crew, Trainwreck. What a wild mix of music they play. Hell of a good show.

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Unread post by something cool » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:03 pm

Stephen King, one of Taylor Guitars clinicians, who they send around the country and world to demonstrate their equipment is a short little gnome looking guy (no offense Stephen...it's a look) with really small, fat fingers and this dude was the Fingerpicking World Champion. Fingerpicking is not really my game, but I watched this guy and couldn't believe the reach, speed, and accuracy he obtained with is fretting hand. It was totally nuts...and that's when I realized that anyone can do it.

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Unread post by ledzepp4l » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:04 pm

OpenYM wrote:dont be too hasty. Look at KG from tenacious D. He has sausage fingers and he can still strum with the best of em.
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Unread post by myxomatosis » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:07 pm

some people with long fingers suck :D

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Unread post by Teego Time » Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:03 pm

Dude, I've got baby hands. Like mine are probably half as big as Pats', but after lots of practice, the stretches like from satelite come naturally. Stick with it, you'll get it, I promis.

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Unread post by Carl_SWE » Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:06 pm

My hands are sexy midlength midthick model class hands.

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Unread post by Jer1400 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:39 pm

Yeah. There's this guy at a guitar store I go to who's damn good and he's short and has short, fat fingers. I just saw him tremolo picking some scales one day and was pretty impressed. He's a prick, though. That's why I go to Music-Go-Round to jam. :D
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Unread post by Kukini » Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:50 pm

My middle finger is barely 3 1/2" long, and I can play satellite with the best of em...
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Unread post by Ranting Thespian » Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:15 pm

I have somewhat short fingers (from my mom, but hers are so short she can only play open chords on the guitar, but is a good fingerpicker). Ever since I was young, I could stretch them like hell without them ever hurting. I guess that's why billies never gave me a problem with fingerning, and that I can play all the way through crash easily. Captain is fine on my fingers too. I just tested, I can stretch them as far til my bones won't let me go farther

I think for Bass guitar, though, you really need longer fingers.
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Unread post by coyoteguy » Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:54 pm

yea I have short, girly hands and Satellite, Crash, The Stone, etc really kick my ass

needless to say I still can't play em

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