Small hands

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Small hands

Post by jazzy123 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:36 am

I was wondering if anyone can help me with an odd problem.

I am learning the advanced "You Raise Me Up" and there are multiple times I need to play an entire octave chord (ie.from D to D) but my hands are just a tad too small to make it an easy reach. Is there a technique I could use to make this easier for me.

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Re: Small hands

Post by EFlatMajor » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:09 pm

Hello Jazzy,

Phil said in one of his youtube live lessons that when you can't reach you can roll your hand - for example play the first D with your thumb and then roll your hand to play the other D with your pinkie. Another option would be to simply only play one of the D's.

It doesn't help with the app marking the notes as wrong, but the more I learn about music, the more I realize that the end goal is NOT to play the music precisely as written.

Good luck and happy new year.

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