#1
Hello,

I recently purchased a starter pack(Squier Affinity). I know it blows, I knew it before I bought it. I just wanted to to see if I'd enjoy learning before I get something decent. Well I do, I do so much my fingers hurt after every session and I'am finally getting calluses. Heres the deal. Sometimes I have problems playing certian chords, I can't get my fingers to stretch out to reach out over a couple of frets.

I just want to know is this something that gets better in terms of finger technique with experience since I'am not use to holding my fingers like that or something I just have to live with and find another way to do it. I'am 27 so I'am done growing.

I know some kids can play pretty damn good so I'd like to think there is hope for me.

Thanks
Last edited by i3oosted at Nov 21, 2009,
#2
As you play more you'll get used to stretches and it'll be easier to play more complex chords and dexterous leads.I have small hands,and I play progressive and neo-classical metal on extended scale 7 strings,so you can trust me when I say it just takes practice.

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Last edited by Pr0gNut at Nov 21, 2009,
#3
your hand size don't really matter, it is all practice. i have seen some people with the fattest, stubbiest hands you can find, shred the guitar to pieces.
#4
i've got small hands aswell. I also play fast, haha. You'll get better, just practice.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#5
if you still have this problem in 6 months i'd be suprised.

if you do though, just shop around and youll probably find something more comfortable
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