Hello everyone, hope your all having a great time playing your Ukuleles.
My reason for learning to play a ukulele is because I have freakishly tiny hands and fingers, I know people say that that doesn't matter but I am finding it do exasperating and disheartening.
I wear the gloves of a four year old.
I have always wanted to play the guitar but alas my hands and fingers won't stretch around to play cords at all.
So I thought, I love the sound of a Ukulele so why not play something smaller with one of the most beautiful sounds I have heard.
So I bought a Soprano Ukulele, it sounds amazing when it's strummed and, I can play the C Cord fine and can manage to stretch my hand and fingers just to the A Cord nd play that one too will take a bit of stretching so will keep on with that but trying to do an F cord is excruciating and, the same thing with the G Cord, I cannot manage to get my fingers to stay on the three frets at once with my thumb on the back of tge neck.
I am crushed, there must be something I can do, as I am determined to master this disabling tiny hands and finger problem, even if it means trying to find finger extensions or make my own slip on prosthetic ones.
I know that must sounds nuts but it's not.
One of the men I used to worked with measured his two year old little girls hand against mine one day and, they were the same size, I even wear children's gloves.
There must be something I can do as well as trying to stretch my fingers wrists etc.
I cannot give up I love the Ukulele so much, I feel crushed right now.
I bought a Dobro Lap Guitar and thats bad enough trying to balance it on my legs being small.
So it would be amazing to be able to play my Soprano Ukulele like normal people do even if it means rubber tips.
Do you think that would work maybe rubber tips like they use to count money etc I could maybe pad out the end to give me extra reach?
Any Help would be greatly appreciated at this time.