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

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

  1. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    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. It's the same for me.
  3. Wow, same here!
  4. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    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
  5. 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".
  6. Schmorgy


    Jul 2, 2012
    Mine are about the same, but I work with tools all day with both hands, so they get an equal workout.