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#1
Oh herro.

I think the excessive skin on my hands is slowing down my sweep picking.. so

I want to get really skinny hands.. like Paul Gilbert perhaps, because all the really good guitarists have really skinny hands.. BUT nothing I'm doing is working. I've tried excessive masturbation but it doesn't seem to do the trick. And my mom doesn't seem to be understanding.

So pit, what can I do!!?!!?111??!!1
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#2
Not troll.
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#4
Not sure, but I wish my pinky finger was the same size as my middle finger like Paul Gilbert's hands.
#5
Work out your hand and get rid of all that hand fat!
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I have really skinny fingers and it sucks because I can barely do barre chords, does help for playing fast I guess.



Wait wait, in all honesty, you do notice a difference? xD
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#11
Some lady said I have "piano player's hands". She asked if I played (before I actually started) and I told her, "No, but I do play guitar". She looked at me like I had offended her.
#18
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My guitar teacher pointed it out.

Apparently I have fingers like twigs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NToJHUnT_So

Honestly, I'd say it's because your fingers are long, not because they're skinny. It's simple physics. You can't exert as much pressure at the tips (with your hand out flat, like on a table) because they are further from your hands.
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That looks like octopus armor.

No it doesn't. Go away.
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#23
oh **** this shit.
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#26
Genetics brah.

Your bf% will have a small effect, but most people don't store a lot of fat on their hands, so even if you lost a lot of weight there's probably not much chance of them getting any slimmer.

Also, spot reduction is impossible, so finger exercises will have no effect.


The best advice is just to keep practising. Paul Gilbert can play that fast because of practice, not because of his fingers.
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#27
Finger size & build isn't really an issue unless your fingers are extremely small. If they're just a little small or under the size of the average guitarist's fingers, don't worry. There have been plenty guitarists with relatively short fingers. Each has its pros and cons to be honest and with each finger size you'll face an obstacle. Short fingers will usually have more speed and power, where as long will be more efficient in the dexterity aspect of guitar playing.

There's no finger size restriction and finger size shouldn't really matter if you're a guitarist, everybody's going to face some sort of technical block which you're just going to have to practice a lot in or accept that you're deficient in the technique.
#29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Q5-4H33i4&feature=channel_video_title

I point you in the direction of my Death Metal bands live recording. Go to around 4:40 to see a really really fat dude play awesome lead and sweep like a mother ****er.
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#30
Genetics.
Losing some excess fat.

Those are the 2 things I know of.

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#32
What about our friend Yngwie and Michael Romeo? They DEFINITELY don't have skinny hands. They play perfectly fine with those fat little sausages they call fingers.
#33
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Some lady said I have "piano player's hands". She asked if I played (before I actually started) and I told her, "No, but I do play guitar". She looked at me like I had offended her.

same thing happened to me

I think having long fingers is a curse tbh. Sure, shredding is slightly easier, but trying to do barre chords is a nightmare on the higher strings
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#34
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same thing happened to me

I think having long fingers is a curse tbh. Sure, shredding is slightly easier, but trying to do barre chords is a nightmare on the higher strings

Idk what you guys are talking about. I don't have any problems?
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the rise in estrogen levels as you perfect this art should do the trick nicely
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the rise in estrogen levels as you perfect this art should do the trick nicely



I'VE BEEN DOING THIS ALL NIGHT AND IT SEEMS TO BE DOING THE TRICK!! WHOO
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#37
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having fat or skinny hands doesn't matter

just look at shawn lane


Or Stevie Ray Vaughn, he had some meaty hands.
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Bryc3e, I think the quote in your sig might be wrong.
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