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Recording: Final Fantasy VII - Aerith's Theme

Submitted Tue, 12/20/2011 - 11:15
by srvjimiandkurt | View the tab

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Thanks to TheDoomOfAllFires for a great arrangement.
Although that
D-----0
A-----1
E-----5
chord is a big stretch.

13 comments on Aerith's Theme

hahaha, sometimes his

hahaha, sometimes his arrangements can have some difficult finger posistions, but usually it sounds really rewarding.
Your guitar has really nice sound and I can tell you put alot of time practicing this, great job~

good stuff, great sound, a

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good stuff, great sound, a lot of work went into this. i like

that chord never gave me an issue :/

long fingers, wide palms.

It doesn't seem like a big

It doesn't seem like a big stretch to me. Assuming normal one-finger-per-fret playing, 1 to 4 is a normal span, no stretching involved. So 1 to 5 is only stretching one fret! It's almost the same thing as not stretching at all...

I could see 1 to 7 called a big stretch.

Y'all must have either

Y'all must have either monster hands or tiny guitars.

again, long fingers and wide

again, long fingers and wide palms. ive been told i have a pianists hands.

a 5-1 stretch is nothing for me, nor is say 3-7. i can stretch 3-9 at will.

ive actually incorprated that into some of my own songs. im a fiend for triads and fucked up chords

I don't have small hands,

I don't have small hands, either. But it's technique, not hand size, for a stretch that small...

yes absolutely, positioning

yes absolutely, positioning and whatnot. andy mckee, case in point, or even lonlonjp and any other fingerstyle giants.

nonetheless, i think having longer fingers or a wider hand is a positively contributing factor.

I'm not arguing. I'm 5'11,

I'm not arguing. I'm 5'11, and I'm a bassist :-D

oh yah i know you werent

oh yah i know you werent auri.

being a bassist surely requires some dexterity and technique. frets being wider, action generally higher, strings thicker/harder.

ive played a little bass, not much to be called good at it, and even those few times i felt my fingers being much more tender than if i was playin guitar for the same amount of time. acoustic is bit of an exception though; i find acoustic makes the callous peel and rform again, and during that time, the tips of my fingers are uber tender.

Meh, I just tried it and 1-5

Meh, I just tried it and 1-5 really isn't that bad. If it was a fast change I'd have trouble

I have pretty small hands...I

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I have pretty small hands...I am terrible at rhythm, but a pretty decent lead player. Mostly because I find the smaller frets very easy to work with, but the 1-4s so much of a stretch. Working on that though.

BTW nice recording!

I think the reason I dislike

I think the reason I dislike it is because I always play with my thumb over the top of the neck and to make that chord I have to put my thumb on the back of the neck. So it's an awkward switch for me.

Oh, I can see that. When I

Oh, I can see that. When I first started guitar, my teacher always yelled at me to keep my thumb on the back of the neck, and keep my fingers curled at all times. So that's pretty much how I play now.

Comically for this discussion, my hands are way too small to be able to play guitar effectively with my thumb around the neck. I wouldn't be able to reach anything or keep my fingers curled. @[email protected] I do have a friend with really big fingers who can play normally that way though, and it kind of freaks me out. But you need pretty long fingers to play that way.