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Just curious: how are measurement of your arm and fingers length?
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Jim Dunleavy
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@Fiddlerman Ouch!

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I "lucked" out on wisdom teeth. Mine is impacted but it has grown so deep that if it is removed, it'll damage a nerve and I'll lose sensation in my lower jaw . . . yay? As for finger length:

Thumb: 6 cm

Index: 7 cm

Middle: 8 cm

Ring: 7 cm

Pinky: just under 6 cm.

Unfortunately, they're all webbed about halfway up, so playing is difficult 🙁

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Mine: -

Fingers:
Thumb: 2.5 in (6.3 cm)
Index: 3 in (7.6 cm)
middle: 3.25 in (8.3 cm)
ring: 3 in (7.6 cm)
pinkie: 2.25 in (5.7 cm)

Arm length:
neck to wrist: 24 in (61 cm)
neck to mid palm (where it bends): 27in (68.5 cm)

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Here are mine:

Thumb: 2.5 "

Index :  2.75 "

Middle:  3 "

Ring:    3 1/8"

Pinky:   2 3/8"

Arm from shoulder to wrist is 22 inches.

 

I always thought I had short fingers, especially when I look at guitarists and other string players where they show the hand more often (on TV)

 

As far as wisdom teeth go, mine seem to have started to come in in the last year, I hope I don't get any problems with them, since I can't afford to have them pulled, lol

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Mine are: (measured in cm, inches are approx to nearest quarter)

Fingers:

Thumb - 6.9 cm (2.75 inch) 

Index - 8 cm (3 inch)

Middle - 8.8 cm (3.5 inch)

Ring - 7.6 cm (3 inch)

Pinkie - 6.3 cm (2.5 inch)

 

Arm length:

Neck to wrist - about 25.5 inches

Neck to mid-palm - about 29 inches

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Talking about being easily distracted, here I am, supposed to be working on a paper that dues in a week, but spending time entering and comparing data for FM members' finger lengths. 😛

So far, I am still the shortest pinky record holder, Damfino comes in Second. Huey142 has the longest pinky (and fingers). BTW, where are they, Huey, Chinny, ect?

 

chart updated on 10/10/2015 (Taiwan R.O.C 104 years)

Name Thumb

 

Index

 

Middle

 

Ring

 

Pinky

 

Arm length from neck to
wrist palm
cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch
PKY* 4.8 1.85 6.3 2.5 7 2.75 6 2.4 4.3 1.69 53 21 59 23.25
Sofia Leo 6.5 2.56 7.5 2.95 8 3.15 7.5 2.95 6 2.4 64.5   71.5  
Huey142 6.5 2.56 8.5 3.35 9.5 3.74 8.5 3.35 7 2.7        
Chinny 6 2.4 6.8 2.68 7.2 2.84 6.6 2.6 5.4   55   63  
Damfino** 5.08 2 5.87 2.31 7 2.75 6.3 2.5 4.45 1.75     59.69 23.5
Shaick 6.3 2.5 6.68 2.625 8.25 3.25 7.6 3 6.03 2.375       27
Dun-Hur 6 2.4 7 2.7 8 3.15 7 2.75 6 2.4        
Jim Dunleavy 6.3 2.5 7.6 3 8.3 3.25 7.6 3 5.7 2.25 61 24 68.5 27
AnnyJ 6.3 2.5 6.9 2.75 7.6 3 7.94 3.13 6.03 2.38 55.88 22    
DanielB 6.9 2.75 8 3.12 8.8 3.5 7.6 3 6.3 2.5 64.77 25.5 73.66 29
KimD*** 5.08 2 6.03 2.375 7 2.75 6.3 2.5 4.76 1.875     60.96 24
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You should wind an award Pky. 😉

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but the one who needs the least."

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I'm jumping on this bandwagon:

In inches:

Pinky 1 7/8 

Ring finger 2 1/2

Middle finger 2 3/4

Index finger 2 3/8

Thumb 2

I have all 4 wisdom teeth at 50.  So far so good. 

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Forgot my arm length.  From neck to mid-palm is 24".

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Finally remembered to measure my arm. From neck to center of my palm is 23 1/2"

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@damfino our measurements are similar.

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Fiddlerman said
You should wind an award Pky. 😉

I wish there is an award for it LOL.

In fact, the 4.3cm was really a stretch -- still won't make it to Guinness World Record, though LOL. My violin teacher kind of gave up on my pinky and allows me to use open string unless fourth finger really matters.

@Kim D: Well you will be in third place for your pinky length:)

Did you say you still have your wisdom teeth at 50 or they came in at 50? If so, I may still get them! :((

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There goes my excuse for not wanting to play the fourth finger, lol. I must be doing something wrong then.

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@pky I still have them at 50.  They came in when I was 18.  I like the chart that you did. It's somehow comforting in knowing that I do not have the smallest pinky.  I struggle with my pinky placement, especially on G.  

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@Kim D Your pinky placement will get more comfortable, give it time. The more I play, the more flexibly has come back into my hand and arm to help make it easier, not perfect but easier, lol.

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@damfino Good to hear.  I still remember my first 2 days of practicing (3 weeks ago) and how holding the violin, bowing and the position of my hand was so incredibly awkward.  Now it doesn't seem that bad.  I believe that this is a hobby I will stick with for many years to come.

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Kim D said
@damfino Good to hear.  I still remember my first 2 days of practicing (3 weeks ago) and how holding the violin, bowing and the position of my hand was so incredibly awkward.  Now it doesn't seem that bad.  I believe that this is a hobby I will stick with for many years to come.

You will get the hang of it..... It's kinda like patting your head and rubbing your tummy.

Only harder, LOL

 

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@Kim D That's what I tell myself whenever I start to learn a new part of playing the violin... it all felt awkward in the beginning and now it doesn't, so this new weird thing will soon feel normal, too (right now for me it's trying to roll my finger from one string to the next when I have to play the same finger placement on both of them, this is when I wish I had fat fingers, lol)

@Fiddlestix As little kids my brother and I would challenge each other to see who could successfully pat their head and rub their tummy, and switch off to rub their head/pat their tummy when called for, lol. It was our way of deciding which one of us would be the best at playing an instrument, lol.

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damfino said

It was our way of deciding which one of us would be the best at playing an instrument, lol.

And what did you decide ?  LOL

dunno

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We were pretty competitive with each other, but I think we usually tied, lol. It was decided we'd both be able to play something, lol. 

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