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

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How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    22:39 on Saturday, August 12, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Trinity
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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!

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Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    14:16 on Saturday, August 19, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Penny
(218 points)

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.



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Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    13:15 on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Piano_Princess
(103 points)

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

Hope something works out soon :P

Love Laura
XxXxX

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Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    15:37 on Wednesday, October 04, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

noobynsax
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you need to bar some chords

baring- using one finger to press multipul strings


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Re: How do your fingers stretch that far?!?!?    13:57 on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

treblepilgrim
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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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