Are my hands too small for chord embellishments?



Asked by: Michael Solomon

Can your hands be too small for guitar?





Your hands are never too small to play guitar and you don’t need a reduced-size guitar to play. Some people may prefer a reduced-size guitar, but even those people are capable of playing a full-sized guitar with some proper training.

Can people with small hands play bar chords?

Many beginning guitarists with smaller hands struggle to play barre chords. The natural question follows, “Can someone with small hands play barre chords?” Well, the simple answer is – Yes. With some basic knowledge mixed with perseverance and patience, most players can develop this skill regardless of their hand size.

How do I know if my hands are too small to play guitar?

We can measure them my middle finger from nay. The center of the joint is around four inches my pinky from nail to middle of the joint is fairly three inches and a quarter and my palm. It's around

How do you play difficult chords with small hands?

The 3rd fret on the D string the g string the B string. And the thin E string. So I'm holding that there and I've got my little pinky math my little finger.

Why does Ed Sheeran play a small guitar?





Why is Ed Sheeran’s Guitar So Small? Ed Sheeran’s guitars are so small because he prefers the feel and sound of 3/4 size guitars compared to full-size guitars. The smaller body creates a different type of guitar tone which suits Ed Sheeran’s style of music.

Does finger size matter for guitar?

Does hand size matter? Yes, having a smaller than average hand size does make some chord grips tougher. For example, the C major chord was a real issue for me when i was first learning, and it can give many people trouble.

Why can’t I barre chords?

Well there's a few reasons. One you may be playing a guitar neck that's to widen your hand. It's really small.

What guitar neck is best for small hands?

People with small hands tend to have an easier time playing on flatter, thinner necks, which means that they will often benefit from a fretboard radius that is 12“ or above. This is why shred guitars like the John Petrucci Signature series for example, have a fretboard radius of 16″.

Why are barre chords harder on acoustic?

Also, with acoustic guitar, barre chords are just harder to play. It takes more pressure pushing down on the strings than with an electric guitar, due to string height and thickness.



What instruments are good for small hands?

But don’t despair! There are so many great smaller-sized instruments out there, and choosing the right one isn’t too hard.



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  • Recorder.
  • The Harp.
  • The Ukulele – Is the Ukulele a good instrument for small hands?
  • Guitar.
  • Harmonica.


Does short fingers affect guitar playing?

This is a question we get asked a lot. I’ve taught dozens of people with small hands and they tend to be very aware and conscious of their hand size and it worries them. Relax, there is no such thing as having ‘too small’ hands to play guitar. Everyone can learn to play the guitar.



Can you play guitar with short fat fingers?

It sounds trite, but practice makes perfect. No matter how you’re built, you will eventually adapt and grow into your own style of playing. As a beginner, any disadvantages can be amplified in the mind, but be reassured that having larger fingers will not bother you for very long.

What size guitar Does Taylor Swift Use?

Although the original J-180 featured a tortoiseshell pickguard covering most of the guitar’s body, Taylor Swift’s J-180 goes without it. The Gibson J-180 features solid construction, with a maple back and sides and a solid spruce top.



Gibson J-180.

Finish Black/Pink
Years Used


What type of Les Paul does slash play?

Gibson ES-335



Gibson released quite a few models for Slash, and he plays most of them, but prefers the AFD Les Paul, which is the replica of the replica used on the recording of Guns N’ Roses’ first album. Nearly all of the Les Pauls he currently plays feature Alnico Pro II pickups.



Why are Martin guitars so good?

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How big do your hands have to be to play guitar?

No, you don’t need big hands to play guitar.



It is all about practice and having the right technique at all times. Every single person is able to play the guitar regardless of whether they have huge hands or small ones.

Can you play guitar with short fat fingers?

It sounds trite, but practice makes perfect. No matter how you’re built, you will eventually adapt and grow into your own style of playing. As a beginner, any disadvantages can be amplified in the mind, but be reassured that having larger fingers will not bother you for very long.

Is it harder to play guitar with big hands?

Advantages of big hands – potentially your reach, although this depends on whether your fingers are long, or just big. And for guitars with wide necks big hands can help. Disadvantages of big hands – you might find it tricky to play certain chords high up the neck if you can’t get your fingers into a small space.



Can a guitar be too small for you?

Right behind the frets. And on the very tips of your fingers. The last little physical technique tip is make sure not to kick your wrist too far one way or the other that can hurt.

What size guitar does Ed Sheeran use?

3/4 size guitars

ED SHEERAN GUITAR – WHAT SIZE GUITAR DOES ED SHEERAN USE? In summary, Ed Sheeran uses 3/4 size guitars, most notably the Martin LX1 series, with which he has a variety of signature models including the new Martin Ed Sheeran Divide Signature Edition Guitar.

Did Stevie Ray Vaughan have big hands?

Some guitarists are legendary for their huge hands. Jimi Hendrix and Tal Farlow had tree trunks for fingers. Stevie Ray Vaughan had Popeye forearms, and each finger was about the size of two of mine taped together. My hands are probably larger than average, but not enormous.

What fretboard radius is best for small hands?

People with small hands tend to have an easier time playing on flatter, thinner necks, which means that they will often benefit from a fretboard radius that is 12“ or above.



Is Deep C neck good for small hands?

Small hands: C or flat C shaped necks



Generally the shallower the profile the better e.g. C or flat C, provided it is in combination with a thin fretboard. One of the challenges of playing guitar with small hands is the ability to span frets.

Are thin necks better for small hands?

Who Do Thin Neck Guitars Suit Best? Thin neck guitars are designed to allow players with smaller hands to access the fretboard freely. Regular guitar necks might be too wide, or too thick for certain players to comfortably fit around.