I just started playing the gutair this January and I am having a ball with it. I do have a couple of questions. I was trying to play the intro of Metallica Fade to Black and I was having a hell of a time reaching the frets. My hands are not big enough. I have been told it will take time and hand strenght to be able to reach with the pinky. So what type of things can I do to help me with this problem. Remember, keep it simple I just started playing
Simply do a lot of stretching exercises, and make sure you don't forget the pinky finger <-- very important
Carry a tennis ball with you when you are not practicing. Use it to squeeze on, one finger at a time. It works really well to build finger strength, and its cheaper than some of those "trainer" tools. You picked a good song to learn. It makes good use of all your fingers.