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Jul 7, 2022 - 11:00:19 AM

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I've known people who claim their fingers are "too fat" to play in A, on guitar I mean.

Jul 7, 2022 - 11:40:49 AM
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Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

I've known people who claim their fingers are "too fat" to play in A, on guitar I mean.


As my post above sez, I'm one of those fat-fingered A chord complainers. Of course it depends on the guitar I play. My wife's standard Dreadnought Martin neck width forces me into finger squeeze central. My ultra-narrow mid-seventies Martin M-38's neck is even worse. Ah, but the neck on my L-00 Gibson is just perfect. Then again, there must be a reason why classical, nylon string guitar neck widths are so spacious...

Jul 7, 2022 - 1:52:53 PM

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It ain't as easy as one size fits all.

Jul 7, 2022 - 3:41:22 PM

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The way I see it, cross-tuning developed because it simply made it easier to play a tune with open string drone accompaniments. Still better, cross-tuning made it so you could play a good two octaves+ of a scale without having to stretch the ring finger on your fretting hand a half-step northward. Yeah, cross-tuning made it so you couldn't easily play a tune in any key you wanted (or the singer demanded). but them's the breaks...

Edited by - Lonesome Fiddler on 07/07/2022 15:44:34

Jul 7, 2022 - 5:46:09 PM
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Stretch ring finger half-step northward? Not sure what that would be for G tunes in standard?

But mention of range... often a quality of G tunes in standard tuning is they go up the the third, high b note on first string, staying in first position. In GDGD would have to shift to third position. One aspect to me of what differentiates from A tunes, don't much do that equivalent (up to C#).

Jul 7, 2022 - 8:24:43 PM

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Geo- I think Ed is referring to playing the low C# and G# notes in cross tuning vs "Standard." Maybe.

Jul 7, 2022 - 8:50:45 PM

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Oh. I guess I was thinking in terms of tuning OP, playing G tunes; tuning the first 2 strings down.

Edited by - alaskafiddler on 07/07/2022 20:54:37

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