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    7-string MadhatteR's Avatar
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    Exclamation Hand Size--please check this out

    Hey everyone!
    I read Chris Juergensen's article about "reaching for the unreachable" & he talked about his hands being on the small side. I think in one of Eric's articles, he said that Eric Johnson has sort of small hands, too.

    I thought that it would be interesting to have a survey to get an idea of hand sizes. **EricV & Chris J., please respond to this**

    I attached a picture, so everyone can measure the same way. Please give measurements in centimeters & inches (if you can)
    [I know that in the picture the guy's fingers are bent, but measure with your hand & fingers straight---the picture is just to show where to measure from]

    Mine are:
    A=10.3 cm 4 1/16 inches
    B=9 cm 3 1/2 inches
    C=7.6 cm 3 inches
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    An interesting exercise.

    A = 11.0cm
    B = 10cm
    C = 7.6cm
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    A=10.3 cm
    B=8.5 cm
    C=8 cm
    "Try practice using restraint in your playing. You don't always have to use guitar music as a vehicle to show all you can do. Learning is great because you widen your vista, but it doesn't mean you have to put it all in what you do. I feel it's more important to work on developing your own unique voice on the instrument"
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    I don't know metric...

    A=4 5/8 inches
    B=3 7/8 inches
    C=3 3/4 inches

    My palms are on the large side, but my fingers are about average length for my height (6 feet)... It makes it easy when doing the "tough guy handshake" thing!
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    10 cm = 3.9 inches
    5 cm = 1.9

    :-)

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    "Try practice using restraint in your playing. You don't always have to use guitar music as a vehicle to show all you can do. Learning is great because you widen your vista, but it doesn't mean you have to put it all in what you do. I feel it's more important to work on developing your own unique voice on the instrument"
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    Okay, let it be... I usually don't participate in surveys like this one...

    A: 11.3 cm / 4.4 in
    B: 8.7 cm / 3.4 in
    C: 7.8 cm / 3.1 in

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    You guys crack me up!

    A=9.7cm
    B=9
    C=7.5

    See, just like I said in the "Reaching" lesson, my hands are usually the smallest. Most of you guys have hands the same size or bigger than mine so you should be able to play the chords in the lesson. It's really not important how big your hands are, it's a matter of relaxation. If you can relax your hands, you can stretch them to reach almost anything.
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    Well going by the picture and exactly where the lines are (I say this because I always thought my hands would be smaller than most but I guess I'm normal )

    a. 4 and 5/8 inch
    b.. 3 and 7/8 inch
    c. 3 and 1/8

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    hand size

    lets see:

    a. 4-1/5 inches (10.7 cm)
    b. 3-7/10 inches (9.4 cm)
    c. 3-1/2 inches (8.9cm)

    it should also be noted that i'm 6'5"!

    now for our next measurement, lets all unzip our pants....lol


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    i'm bored and i happen to have a ruler so why not..

    a. 10.75 cm
    b. 9 cm
    c. 8 cm

    cant be arsed figuring that out in inches...
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    OK...

    A = 4 5/16 - 10.9
    B = 3 9/16 - 9.3
    C = 3 3/8 - 8.5

    I'm kind of suprised that my fingers are longer than most since I am only 5' 10 1/2".

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    A = 10.0 cm
    B = 8.7 cm
    C = 7.5 cm

    Mine are pretty small too.

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    WOW!!!!
    I was hoping for this big of a response, but I didn't actually think that I'd get one. Thanks so much for responding, guys, I REALLY appreciate it!!!

    Thanks ChrisJ for the article & responding. You've given me hope, since our hands are almost exactly the same size. Ibreathe is such a neat place. Thanks for making my day (really, my night)!!






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    Okay so it's a cornball exercise...in a way. OTOH, it does provide one more thing to eliminate as an excuse. So for that reason alone I say it's a great little bit of data.

    1in = 2.54cm for those of us living in the one remaining country in the universe that still uses the English system.
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    A = 4" (10.16 cm)
    B = 3" (7.62 cm)
    C = 3.5" (8.89 cm)
    odd dimensions

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