Morgan Peline wrote:Hi,
In the first and second excercises Mr Delcamp has his thumb on the 5th string while he plays the 4th string.
Should I keep my yhumb on the 5th string or is also OK to put my thumb on the 6th string?
There is so little space between the 5th and 4th string that it feels awkward playing the 4th string....
I wondered the same same thing but in later lessons it comes up again and again so it's probably best to work out how to do it now.
I would recommend that you turn the wrist slightly to the right so that the 'i' and 'p' sort of cross each other rather than collide. It can be done although I admit I sometimes struggle with that one. Another exercise that gets better the more you do it. The trick is finding the hand position that works best for you.
Once you reach the point of using the thumb to play, the right hand will probably be in more of a 'floating' condition anyway.
There is an excellent thread on right method here in the lessons forum.
EDIT: here is the link;