#1
Guys, when opening your left hand, does it automatically span?
When opening my left hand, my fingers seperate a lot more than my right hand does...
This got anything to do with bass? Anyone else's hand do the same thing?
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#2
Thats so wierd....

Could be to do with bass, Im not sure. It happens with me to

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#3
Haha, yea, it does.I never really noticed.
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#4
Not to me.... except the index finger on the left hand
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#5
I've also heard of people who say they're fretting hands fingers are longer than their other hands. Actually mine are!
#6
Wow... I never noticed... Untill now...
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#8
wtf? i have never looked before now, but yeah, they do. my left fingers spread noticably wider. especially between my index and middle finger, and my pinky and ring finger. i'm thinkin' it must be the bass playing. interesting observation. lol
#9
Yeah wow... it just doesn't feel right to keep the left hand fingers closer together.

That's bizarre. You get out of my head right now mister.
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#10
My fingers open differently. For some reason, my left hand seems more open, but the fingers on my right hand kinda face inward slightly.
I think my hands are just ****ed up
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#11
good, so it's not just me
and I have a feeling that my left hand fingers are longer than my right due to them stretching flatter, either that or demand characteristics/the placebo effect.
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#12
It makes sense. You build flexibility with the muscles; no different than soccer players being more flexible in their main kicking leg.
#13
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I can spread my pinky down to create a perfect "L" shape with my left hand.


I can stretch it futher.

Does that make me special?
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I can stretch it futher.

Does that make me special?


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#15
My freting hand also does that, but oddly when at complete rest my left hand forms a shape that perfectly fits a playstation 2 pad, and my right perfectly fits a mousewhich shows what i do with my life most of the day!
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#16
Whoa thats wierd, happens on my little finger most
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#17
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I've also heard of people who say they're fretting hands fingers are longer than their other hands. Actually mine are!



Same!

The spacing seems the same though when I open my hand.
#19
I can spread about 9.5 frets with my left hand, but only about 7 with my right.
crazy... in another 2 years I should have a full octave, if this keeps going...
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#20
woah thats weird

happens to me too
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#21
AHH!!

That happens to me to, how did I not notice!?

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#22
Happens with me too but not as much since i can't span a full five frets yet [Almost there! ><] Although, when i let my hand loose the left curls up into fretting position and the right seems pretty normal.
#23
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I can spread about 9.5 frets with my left hand


9 and a half frets where?!

From fret 1 to 10 thats impossible, thats like 12inches!

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#24
Quote by Jonn0
good, so it's not just me
and I have a feeling that my left hand fingers are longer than my right due to them stretching flatter, either that or demand characteristics/the placebo effect.


Last night at the studio and today at work, all of the bass players and guitarists in residence did a comparison of fretting hand and plucking / strumming hands. And for almost everyone, the fretting hand fingers were slightly or marginally longer. None of us had ever noticed this before...
#25
It's funny - my index, middle, and ring fingers have the exact same amount of stretch on both hands. My pinkie has a good 3/4 inch more stretch on my left.
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#26
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My freting hand also does that, but oddly when at complete rest my left hand forms a shape that perfectly fits a playstation 2 pad, and my right perfectly fits a mousewhich shows what i do with my life most of the day!


hmm, but I think mice are designed to fit your hand naturally anyway...
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#28
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9 and a half frets where?!

From fret 1 to 10 thats impossible, thats like 12inches!

of course not, I meant from 20 towards the nut.
wish it was from 1. that would be sweet.
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#29
Quote by anarkee
I can spread my pinky down to create a perfect "L" shape with my left hand.

hey i can do that too lol
i've never noticed but yea its true. this is pretty cool haha
#30
Quote by anarkee
Last night at the studio and today at work, all of the bass players and guitarists in residence did a comparison of fretting hand and plucking / strumming hands. And for almost everyone, the fretting hand fingers were slightly or marginally longer. None of us had ever noticed this before...


Pfft, marginally shorter. My thumb on my right hand is a good cm shorter than the thumb on my left hand. Not because of bass, it's just a deformity of one type or another.
#31
for me its actually the opposite, the hand that i strum and slap with can spread wider, am i gay ? :'(
#32
I don't have a big difference though the left spans slightly further and my left pinky is a bit longer. Anyone notice that the muscle lump of the hand between index knuckle and thumb joint is noticably larger on their fretting hand than on the picking hand?
#33
I can't tell if I'm doing this naturally or if I'm kinda subconsciously doing this because I first looked at this AFTER reading the whole thread.

On second thought, when I try to spread them out as far as possible, my left (fretting hand) makes an L, and my right hand only goes about 75 degrees.