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The Guitar Fretboard Layout – Lesson 6

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Ids Schiere

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Anyone out there that have smaller hands and can’t really spread your fingers out much, how do you deal with this? Does it just get easier with practice?
I have fairly small hands and I do just fine. Sometimes I have to rework the position of the notes a little bit(moving them to another string and stuff like that) but it's possible
 
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Laura Xavier

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Anyone out there that have smaller hands and can’t really spread your fingers out much, how do you deal with this? Does it just get easier with practice?
It gets easier with practice, I used to have the same problem too. Even when you can't really reach them, you will find yourself changing your hand and arm position in order to make it possible. :) Some guitar models are also more comfortable for some people, but that's not really a rule
 

Rute Rodrigues

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It basically works like that: If you have small hands, at the beginning it will be kinda hard to play some chords and positions, but then, with time and practice it will seem easier and 2nd nature. It happened to me so
 

Brian Haner Sr.

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I have small hands. It seemed impossible to play certain chords and scales when I started. It's just like lifting weights. Practice and make those stretches as often as you can. Your muscles will strengthen and you'll be able to play all this stuff before you know it.
Good luck!!!
 

Edward Lilly

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Was wondering if anyone had an idea of any books to buy that explain how to read music on the staff and what note means what string to play on. I can read the CB notes well but have no information on what string to start on. Please and Thank you
 

Adin Shepherd

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This is a pretty good book and guitar specific.


I also recommend this one

 

VickyB

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Was wondering if anyone had an idea of any books to buy that explain how to read music on the staff and what note means what string to play on. I can read the CB notes well but have no information on what string to start on. Please and Thank you
I highly recommend musictheory.net, very well detailed website that can teach you all of this and its completely free
 

Jak Angelescu

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Anyone out there that have smaller hands and can’t really spread your fingers out much, how do you deal with this? Does it just get easier with practice?
Check out Jayden Tatasciore on Instagram! He's like 10 and shreds on SYN's model! I use to think the same thing until I saw his video!
 
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Aileé Guerra Aréizaga

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what is your warm up routine
I first stretch my hands, then do some rhythm exercises with the strumming hand to get it loose and get myself into the "groove", then finger independence exercises with my freeing hand, sync exercise to get both hands "on the same page" and finally lesson 6: say every note on the fretboard outloud to slowly memorize them over time. All together takes about 15-20 mins. I was planning to do a video to share my exercises with other people, let me know if it interests you. :)
 

John Robinson

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I first stretch my hands, then do some rhythm exercises with the strumming hand to get it loose and get myself into the "groove", then finger independence exercises with my freeing hand, sync exercise to get both hands "on the same page" and finally lesson 6: say every note on the fretboard outloud to slowly memorize them over time. All together takes about 15-20 mins. I was planning to do a video to share my exercises with other people, let me know if it interests you. :)
Yes please do a video i would love to see it..thank you
 

VickyB

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I first stretch my hands, then do some rhythm exercises with the strumming hand to get it loose and get myself into the "groove", then finger independence exercises with my freeing hand, sync exercise to get both hands "on the same page" and finally lesson 6: say every note on the fretboard outloud to slowly memorize them over time. All together takes about 15-20 mins. I was planning to do a video to share my exercises with other people, let me know if it interests you. :)
Definitely!