Re: Thumb problems

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Posted by JP on June 21, 2000 at 14:08:32:

In Reply to: Re: Thumb problems posted by Jocke on June 21, 2000 at 13:46:39:

: Check out Adam Nitti's lesson on technique - he covers the thumb. In a nut shell, keep your thumb midway at the back of the neck and also see if you can play while having your thumb off the back of the neck entirely. If you can't, then you have too much tension in your thumb (pressing too hard) - even if you don't think you are/have. JP

: Hehe, that's kind of ironic, since the guitar I mentioned I had been playing before IS classic guitar.

: : I get this on classical guitar for some reason - but not on electric guitar or bass. I suppose grip strengthening devices/excercises would help - but I don't know. Anyone?

: : : Hi.

: : : I'm new to bass, and when I play sometimes I discovered that I push my thumb at the back of the neck. Not hard, by when I've been playing for about 40-60 minutes, the palm of my hand starts to hurt. I've been playing guitar for a while and never had this problem. I'm guessing it's becous it's longer between the frets on a bassī. Do anyone have any good tips for training this bad behaviour of mine away?

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