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Do You Need Long Fingers To Play Bass?

On this episode of Mythbusters…. wait no, wrong show. Anyway, today I’ll try answer a question I get a lot: do you need long fingers to play bass?

A lot of students ask me about this, maybe because my fingers are particularly long (I’m 6’7” and my hands are big!). They’re worried that they won’t be able to follow my lessons or even play the instrument because their hands aren’t the same size as mine.

I hope after watching this video, you’ll realize that it doesn’t matter what size your hands are in most cases, it’s about how you use them. If you have the inspiration and the willpower to learn an instrument, physical limitations can’t stop you!