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Crooked pinky?

Aleph

Joined: May 31 2011

Just wondering if anyone else on here had a pinky like this. I hear it has to do with genetics, but I wish I didn't have it because I think it looks gross. xD

Also, would it be a disadvantage to someone to have a pinky like that? I can't really tell as I've never been able to play with a different pinky, obviously.

I can't tell just from

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I can't tell just from looking at a photo if it would be a disadvantage. My pinky doesn't do that, anyway.

By the way, I can't bend my ring and pinky fingers that far forward at the last joint, unless I'm curling my fingers. So I can't recreate your pose at all xD

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Auriplane!!

i've seen lots of pinky's

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i've seen lots of pinky's like that but never on anyone who played instruments!
i knew a guy once who had toes for fingers though so at least you're not him

Are you talking about how the

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Are you talking about how the pinky is crooked in the direction on the thumb?
My pinky is like that.

Slightly like that here as

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Slightly like that here as well.
See it like this: by stretching your pinky it'll be able to go further than a pinky positioned like your middle three fingers.
So basically this could be practical for guitar? And don't judge the beauty of your hands, there will always be worse.

How your hands look are pretty much based on genetics and your childhood (depending on sport/activities/if you had to practice piano). Deal with it, you can become a great musician in both cases. Although you won't be able to hold Rachy's largest pianist chords with small hands, that fucker.

Re: Slightly like that here as

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Hakoria said

Although you won't be able to hold Rachy's largest pianist chords with small hands, that fucker.

. . . or medium, or relatively large . . .

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Auriplane!!

Yeah, you're not helping my

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Yeah, you're not helping my dilemma >:
>can't even do an octave+2 cleanly.
Some debussy preludes have already trolled me that way. I'll still try to see how one could manage rachy's preludes, just by fast chord switching (arpeggiatting such chords sounds more annoying). But that might not be recently anyway.

All of my fingers are

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

All of my fingers are like...curved or something. It's really gross. I'll try to take a picture when my phone is not being dead.

EDIT: I did not realize how hard it would be to take a picture of my own hands. Sorry for shit quality hopefully its clear how fucked up my fingers are. Basically if you put your two index fingers flat against each other side by side with your thumbs tucked in your fingers should line up. Mine don't. That's as straight as they will go. It makes barring very difficult.

Also I'm a little scare of posting sexy hand pics with musenji around. We all know how you get about hands!

Here's me trying to barre by lining up the side of my index finger with the fretboard. (didnt embed because picture came out huge, I dunno why)

http://imgur.com/MAGy4

Haha, I'm guilty of the hand

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Haha, I'm guilty of the hand size discussion too.

Hey, musenji: http://www.steinbuhler.com/html/handsizepage.html

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Auriplane!!

im pretty sure i measured

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

im pretty sure i measured wrong because i just got 12 inches
i dont have a ruler so i used one i found online and put my hand on my screen :E

kara, you totally stole my

RexLeRouge

IMPACTO

Joined: Aug 15 2008

kara, you totally stole my hands

Re: kara, you totally stole my

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

RexLeRouge said

kara, you totally stole my hands

You have mutant index fingers too? :(