Is This Fretting Hand Exercise IMPOSSIBLE? [Q&A]

Tommaso Zillio

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fretting hand stretch

Sometimes playing guitar requires unlikely positions of your hands…

… no, I’m not a big fan of the “contortionist style” of playing. I like my chords and scales to be simple and playable!

… but I’m curious. Can you will your fretting hand into a position like the one I make at 3:23 in the video below?

(yes, I actually want you to reply to this email with just “yes” or “no”)

If you can: great!

If you can’t: I could not either. It felt impossible. Then I learned how to do it. I explain how in the video below.

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“But my hands are too small to do that”… Yes, and guess what, mine are not big either.

So here’s what you do if you have small hands and you need to leverage every single millimetre of your finger:

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