If you could download skills...

Its all in the fingers, or is it?

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Bg wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:00 pm
jimi wrote:
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grafting on someone else's fingers might be needed too. I know most of my shortcomings are due to lack of practice, but watching a few of these great guitarists on youtubes and seeing these big hands, and long fingers doing stuff my short stumpy fingers will never reach.
Yep my problem too... Though some kids can play really well...
I see Kirk Fletcher, Mark Knopfler, and John Mayer with ginormous hands and fingers. Amazing reach, especially Mayer's ridiculously agile thumb that reach over the neck. Great players. Then again, I see classical players of delicate builds, with equally delicate hands and fingers, who can do amazing things on the fretboard!

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I don't have large hands but I do the Hendrix thumb over thing, it's not hard one you start doing it :)

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:10 pm
I don't have large hands but I do the Hendrix thumb over thing, it's not hard one you start doing it :)
That doesn't help if you're aiming for andy summers stretches.... some of his chords span 5 frets, low down on the fret board.

If I'm playing a chord that require a thumb over, I don't bother playing that string - I can do it, I'm just too lazy. I rarely play full chords, just triads if I can get away with it. And soloing is a different matter.
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Either John Petrucci or Guthrie Govan for sure.

They can play basically anything, know theory very well, great songwriters, they've got it all IMO.

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:10 pm
I don't have large hands but I do the Hendrix thumb over thing, it's not hard one you start doing it :)
Some thumb over things are easier than others. I can't remember the song but Mayer had one where you have to do a ridiculous stretch to get every finger placed, and thumb over. The stretch between index finger and thumb over was just ridiculous. Apparently there's a score sheet of Mayer's doodlings while writing the song, and he noted the fact that it required ginormous thumb to do this song!

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George lynch for me
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My hands look very small, especially when having a piss.
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sizzlingbadger wrote:
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My hands look very small, especially when having a piss.
That's because your using kitchen towels to wipe your fanny...
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Is this the modern version of a walk down to the crossroads?

I have no choice, it's got to be me defects & all. Better motor skills of fingers, finer kind of placement perhaps. Finger length is there at 100mm on the longest.
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I'd go with John Mayer. Not only does he bed the ladies, he beds the quality ladies.
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Interesting interpretations for this thread question to be honest. It seems to boil down to "who would you sound like if you could?"

Being the completist that I am, I would need to download someone with skills in versatility like Pete Thorn or Nita Strauss. If I'm going to be able to play all the stuff I want, then I want it to sound like that, not like, say, Steve Vai's version of it. Certain players with all the skills and knowledge and years of playing under their belts like Steve and Satch and Zakk and Nuno, I think will always sound like themselves now.
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kdawg2a wrote:
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I'd go with John Mayer. Not only does he infect the ladies, he infects the quality ladies.
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Terexgeek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:10 am
kdawg2a wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:01 am
I'd go with John Mayer. Not only does he infect the ladies, he infects the quality ladies.
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kdawg2a wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:01 am
I'd go with John Mayer. Not only does he bed the ladies, he beds the quality ladies.
We can get gayer for Mayer together! :mental:

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