derrickstevenson wrote:Hi asturiasfan. Just tried out your stretches. I can't do any of them. I'm impressed how you can position your fingers above the frets before placing them on the fret board. How much time do you spend on strecthing exercises and how long did it take you to manage those chords?
Hi Derrick. I didn't do any stretching exercises other than practicing on these chords. The first chord (F major seventh) took two months. Probably the same for the other two. Prefiguring the first chord is not now difficult for me. In prefiguring the second chord (F Major) I have to rotate the wrist/hand more over the fretboard and the pinky must be extended completely straight. I can’t prefigure the 3rd chord at all.
Tracing out my hand with maximal stretch between index and pinky fingers gives 15.7 cm from pinky to index (measured from the middles of the finger tip tops). The maximal stretch between my thumb and pinky is 20.5 cm.
I would be surprised if someone with hands smaller than mine could form these chords since they are borderline for me. Someone with larger hands should find them easy or relatively so.