I was watching a Jody Hughes video and when he put his hand up I noticed his hand looked like mine. I'm talking about the space between his fingers of his fretting hand. Notice especially the distance between his little finger and ring finger. Look at your left hand has it had to stretch and contort into positions not normally called for in everyday life, if not can this metamorphosis still happen latter in life? BTW I personally had broken my wrist on my left side in a bicycle accident when I was a boy which just happened to turn my hand perfectly in line to play a stringed instrument. Does anyone else have "Musician's Hand"?
Both of my hands are that way. I took piano lessons for4 years in grade school, and learned to touch-type in high school (which I continued doing until the 70's when computers came into being for ordinary folk). I've also played Classical guitar since the 60's, so maybe I don't belong in your survey sample.
I wonder if the fact I'm semi-ambidextrous has anything to do with the right hand having the same spacing.
Oh it's the old "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" game.
Not me, but I was once told about a professional sax player who had a serious accident that mangled his hand. He had surgeons reconstruct his hand in such a way it made playing the sax easier and better.
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