#1
I was just trying to learn my first Hendrix tune, Little Wing, and I was having some difficulty. I think I have the technical ability to play it, but the style of playing this song calls for is something I'm not experienced with. What I am talking about specifically is the thumbed bass chord.

The reason I have difficulty with this chord is because I have clubbed/toe, short thumbs. The only time I use this type of chord is when I play "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", when you have to have your pinky open to play some scale notes. When I do it, the bass note just kinda buzzes, and if I get enough thumb over to hold it right, the other fingers are all uncomfortable and muting strings.

I perhaps wrote too much for a simple problem, so I just wanted to ask, is there anyone out there who has overcome this small guitar handicap? Any words of advice?
#2
I have short fingers and yet I love thick necks (Gibson 50's) and I found that lots and lots of practice is the only way.
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#3
Quote by Most_Triumphant
I have short fingers and yet I love thick necks (Gibson 50's) and I found that lots and lots of practice is the only way.


Are you able to use those Hendrix style chords, where you use your thumb for the bass note, successfully?
#4
Personally, I have medium sized, inflexible hands, I always try and refinger those chords somehow.

Practice helps but the more difficult ones may be beyond you - Hendrix had huge thumbs!
#5
Quote by royisinabox
Are you able to use those Hendrix style chords, where you use your thumb for the bass note, successfully?


At first when I did it it felt weird as hell for a few weeks, but then your thumb doesn't feel weird when it happens.