The "I have small hands" idea
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Tip of pinky to end of thumb hand flat is 7 1/4". If I pull my hand up to get any other strings besides the first and last I'm down to 6 1/2" easily. I find the 1-3-5 easier than the 1-2-4. It's just hard to get the 2 below the 1. I twist my wrist with a 1-3-5 and it doesn't feel as awkward. My teacher said to let my 'California Howdy finger' just hang out there. I recognize a lot of it is muscle memory. As usual I want to be able to do everything right now and it sound amazing. Hopefully a year from now I'll be saying 'remember when I couldn't even to a 1-2-4?' Nothing beats practice and patience. Nothing.