Playing Guitar with Small Hands: A Guide (with 7 Top Tips)

playing guitar with small hands

One thing those new to the guitar often worry about is hand size. Sometimes it’s because their hands are big and they have fat fingers. But mostly it’s concern their hands are too small to play guitar. So, can you play guitar with small hands? Yes, although there may be certain chords and stretches that …

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7 Ways to Play Electric Guitar Without an Amp

ways to play electric guitar without an amp

Wanting to play electric guitar without an amp is becoming popular. More and more guitarists, from bedroom players to famous bands, are finding different methods to play without an amp. Amps are great, don’t get me wrong. I love mine and have no desire to give them up or trade them in any time soon. …

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What is a Guitar Lick? A Simple Explanation

what is a guitar lick

When reading about the music you play on a guitar you might have come across the term ‘guitar lick’. It’s crops up a lot and you will read and hear other guitarists mentioning ‘licks’ all the time. But what is a guitar lick? Simply it’s a musical phrase consisting of a few notes that have …

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Do you Need Long Fingers to Play Guitar

do you need long fingers to play guitar

When you’re new to the guitar your hand and finger size/length is a real concern. As someone with very small hands and short fingers I was convinced it would mean I could never play well. So, do you need long fingers to play guitar? No, absolutely not. There are thousands of great guitarists with normal …

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Are Calluses Good for Guitar Playing?

are calluses good for guitar playing

You are probably familiar with guitar calluses – the thick pads of skin on your fingertips. But you may be wondering what it is about them that is so special and why calluses are good for playing the guitar. Every guitarist gets them and they are seen as essential for playing and playing well. But …

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