Is Your Fretting Hand Span More Than Your Non-Fretting Hand Span?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by PolkaHero, Jun 28, 2013.


  1. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

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    The other thread about fretting hand span got me interested and I just compared my left(fretting) hand span with my right. My left hand span is a full 1/2" more than my right. I also play piano but I don't think I play more octaves in my left hand than I do in my right so it must be the years of playing bass that has stretched my left hand out more, interesting how the body adapts and adjusts!
     
  2. Jason Hall

    Jason Hall

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    It's the same for me.
     
  3. carl h.

    carl h.

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    Wow, same here!
     
  4. IPA

    IPA

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    Yep. Contribute that some to bass, and a lot to using my left hand on the keyboard for one-handed game playing/typing/copy-pasting
     
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  6. SquierJazz72

    SquierJazz72

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    Never thought about it before, but yes. Comparing the two, my fretting hand does have a bit more stretch to it than my non-fretting hand. By about that same 1/2".
     
  7. Schmorgy

    Schmorgy

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    Mine are about the same, but I work with tools all day with both hands, so they get an equal workout.
     

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