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#918225 - 11/26/08 12:03 AM Re: How far can you stretch?  
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I can do 10, but not very reliably.

Lollum - I just came home from the gym, so I was also thinking about that kind of stretching. Alas, the rest of my body is nowhere near as flexible as my hands are...

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#918226 - 01/03/09 01:28 AM Re: How far can you stretch?  
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I can do a 9th with ease/comfortably; a 10th if I use the lips of each key.

#918227 - 02/25/09 02:46 PM Re: How far can you stretch?  
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All I get is an octave, clean.

#1154710 - 02/28/09 03:01 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Canoxa]  
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not somewhere over the rainbow
9. My boyfriend can do a 12th.... I hate him.



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#1173990 - 04/03/09 07:03 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Pogorelich.]  
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I can reach a 10th.


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#1173992 - 04/03/09 07:04 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Patrick Bowers]  
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Well maybe an 9th.


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#1176184 - 04/07/09 02:37 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Patrick Bowers]  
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I can do 10th on most keys except for Eb and Bb. I began to do 10th when studying jazz voicing in the past 4 years, and I swear, that my LH reach grew in the past 4 years. I couldn't do 10th before. I don't know if it grew or just became more flexible, but I wish that it keeps growing till I can do Eb and Bb too... =)

#1177382 - 04/09/09 01:16 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: ab-ster]  
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Laura can do a 10th with both hands. Dan can do a 10th with right hand and an 11th with left.


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#1181928 - 04/16/09 10:15 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Lolium]  
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Wow, I think i possibly have the tiniest hands, I can barely( and sometimes not at all) do a ninth.


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#1188396 - 04/27/09 01:13 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: JellyBeanLover]  
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IDK i took a fitness test to calculate my body fat percentage and we had to stretch n see how far we could go but i dont remember


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#1208157 - 05/29/09 02:47 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: daydreamer8927]  
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I can reach an easy 10th with my left hand, and an augmented 9th with my right.

With some strain, I can get an 11th with my left, and a 10th with my right. Yup, big hands for a 15 year old. <.<

Oh, and those people with small hands, you can do some passages a lot more fluently than we big handed dudes can. ;]
So don't be fed up about it.


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#1242279 - 08/02/09 09:05 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Chopin is up there]  
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I can reach an octave fine and if I stretch a bit I can reach an augmented 9th at most.
But scales in octaves still are quite a challenge -.-


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#1242798 - 08/03/09 04:40 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: keydancer]  
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I can reach exactly an octave. If I try for a ninth I end up hitting the sides of other keys.


I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
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#1265637 - 09/09/09 10:56 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]  
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I can hit a ninth... but I know people with smaller hands than mine who can also hit a ninth. Is there a way to practice stretching your hands further?

#1267186 - 09/12/09 04:57 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Lolium]  
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I can stretch a 10th.

#1271887 - 09/21/09 12:22 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Lolium]  
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I figured a picture would be best. lol
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#1304658 - 11/13/09 10:01 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: motorhead429]  
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I can do 9 easily


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#1308639 - 11/19/09 05:02 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: olla86]  
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A 9th



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#1308656 - 11/19/09 05:18 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: motorhead429]  
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Originally Posted by motorhead429
I figured a picture would be best. lol
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I can get a tenth in most circumstances; however, it's impossible if one note is a black key.


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#1313066 - 11/27/09 01:18 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Horowitzian]  
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everybody have small hands in here i can do 12 my father stretch about 14


Sorry for my English, I know it sucks, but I'm trying to improve.

#1313072 - 11/27/09 01:36 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Batuhan]  
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A ninth, with possible notes between if they happen to fit my hand.
A tenth is very uncomfortable for me and pretty much a lost cause.


(I'm a piano teacher.)
#1313161 - 11/27/09 07:25 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: david_a]  
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I can barely stretch a seventh,
But I am gradually getting towards an eighth.
Some songs I do have to be accommodated.


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#1313257 - 11/27/09 11:18 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Batuhan]  
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Originally Posted by Batuhan
everybody have small hands in here i can do 12 my father stretch about 14


No, most people here have average sized hands. Not surprising, when you think about it. You, sir, have dramatically above average hands.


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#1340149 - 01/03/10 08:30 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: keydancer]  
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Originally Posted by keydancer
I can reach an octave fine and if I stretch a bit I can reach an augmented 9th at most.
But scales in octaves still are quite a challenge -.-


Oops I meant minor... I guess for some reason I liked the word augmented and it was in my head the whole time.


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#1341149 - 01/05/10 03:11 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: keydancer]  
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So is a ninth the average? I didn't even realize I had an average span....



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#1341190 - 01/05/10 06:08 AM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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I can reach major 10ths if it's white to white or black to black keys. I can reach any minor 10th.


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#1341732 - 01/05/10 06:01 PM Re: How far can you stretch? [Re: Studio Joe]  
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12ths both hands but only 11ths reliably at any speed. I always cheat on the right hand though.


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