How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?
 

How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?

    
How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    22:39 on Saturday, August 12, 2006          

Trinity
(1 point)
Posted by Trinity

Hi all,
I have just started teaching myself the guitar and am really loving it, but I am frustrated to tears with not being able to play some of the more difficult chords. They seem to require you to have about 15 fingers! How on earth do you play all six strings in different frets with only 4 fingers?? I just can't stretch my fingers that much without clamping down on the wrong strings or not being able to hold them down strong enough for a clear sound. Any advice would be great!
Thanks!


Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    14:16 on Saturday, August 19, 2006          

Penny
(218 points)
Posted by Penny

For chords where you press down more than four strings, you're supposed to use one finger to press down multible strings instead of just pressing down one string.

As for the finger pressure problem. You have to grow calus on your fingers to harden them up. The only way to do this is to practice.



Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    13:15 on Tuesday, August 29, 2006          

Piano_Princess
(103 points)
Posted by Piano_Princess

Hmmm I'm having the same trouble - I know exactly how you feel!!!

Hope something works out soon :P

Love Laura
XxXxX


Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    15:37 on Wednesday, October 04, 2006          

noobynsax
(21 points)
Posted by noobynsax

you need to bar some chords

baring- using one finger to press multipul strings


Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    13:57 on Tuesday, October 17, 2006          

treblepilgrim
(22 points)
Posted by treblepilgrim

I sent Trinity some advice on this subject; I'm just learning how to post replies on this site. Good luck with your progress!


   

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