Thanks for your response. No I am not playing any of the melody notes with the thumb but I can see from watching the video why you might think so. My RH thumb has a tendency to rest parallel with the index finger when it is not actively involved in plucking a bass string. Not sure whether this is a good or bad habit!
Good to hear your recording. I also thought one or two strings were out of tune. It's worth treating yourself to a new set, if they are rather old. Last time I put on a new set, it surprised me how much pleasure you can get out of a meagre investment of £7 or £8 - so much more mellowness of tone and responsiveness. Unfortunately I still can't afford a roadie to put the new strings on for me though, it's a little bit of a schlep...
I thought your sense of timing was very good in the Packington by the way.
Jack. I am consciously trying to work on the thumb damping. It still doesn't come easily to me and I think it will probably be a long time before it does. It still seems quite effortful and laboured to me when I watch my own videos but I suppose any new skills starts out like that.
Keep up the good work
See you all in the next lesson