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What is your Hand Span?

The Hand Span data is this chart was collected at the 2004 MTNA National Convention.
For a discussion of the establishment of the Standards and Zones see Our Research.

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Using a ruler, measure your Hand Span and see how it compares with the hands and zones represented in the chart above.  Simply stretch your hand over a ruler and measure in the same way as pictured in the Hand Gauge below.

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To make another interesting measurement of your hand see Hand Ratio.

Dr. Carol Leone has an average hand span for a woman of 7.8 inches. Below are pictures of her playing a large chord (E7) found in the Chopin G minor Ballade.  The pictures on the left show her hand on a 7/8th keyboard and the pictures on the right show her hand on the conventional keyboard.

DS5.5®   7/8 Keyboard

DS6.5® Conventional Keyboard

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