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im a 14 year old girl and im trying to learn how to play the electric guitar, but my fingers are too

Author : musicman

Submitted : 2017-06-10 19:28:41    Popularity:     

Tags: girl  learn  im  year  play  

i cant stretch my fingers across more than 2 frets.....what do i do?

Answers:

Buy a small guitar, until you learn to play, then you can attempt the regular guitar !

Settle for a ukulele

play drums

It's very common for beginner guitarists to believe their fingers are too small. In most every case, it's simply a matter of not being shown correct technique. The exception would be if there is a genuine malformation or birth defect. If your hands are larger than the average 8 yr old, you should be able to manage a full sized guitar.

There *are* smaller scale guitars, but at the beginner level they are usually very low quality. The Squier Mini Strat is an example. If you want a better guitar, your options will be very limited. Probably a Fender or Squier Jaguar would be the best option. Even then, the frets are only marginally closer together. Ultimately, the best strategy is to take some lessons from a qualified teacher who can interact with you in person and show you how to improve your reach.

Here is a video of N. Korean kindergarten kids playing full sized guitars which should be required viewing for anybody who thinks their hands are too small.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE7waNi5...

You could learn to play the electric recorder.

Same answer I always give: IF your fingers are so small that you are considered disabled/deformed (like if they're the size of a doll's fingers) then you will not be able to learn to play guitar in the normal way.

Otherwise, the size of your fingers isn't a problem. The problem is you haven't learnt to play yet.

Lessons from a good teacher are the best way to learn. I learnt from books. You don't tell us how you are learning (who or what from) or what, specifically, you are trying to do.

Get a student guitar. They're smaller. But if you're a 14-year-old girl, then your hands are as big as they're ever going to get, so you should probably just practice on a regular guitar. Also, you shouldn't need to stretch your hands farther than that. Each fret is an octave. On the piano, for example, your lucky if your hand reaches across just one octave.

Does it hurt when you play it..

Just keep practicing.
If you keep practicing your fingers will learn to move and that's the only way.

Get a smaller guitar



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