Brock wrote:Thanks for the pic sngdt. I've been trying that right hand position and realise that (like hav) I get into a hump too easily.
But in trying to keep my wrist flatter I find I'm playing with the flesh of my thumb only and the nail's never making contact with the string. If I angle my thumb a bit more to use the nail it's OK on the 6th string but if i'm playing p on the 3rd or 4th, then p and i get in each other's way.
I'm in the same situation, but for opposite reasons. I always have played with a dead flat, dead straight wrist. Recently I've noticed that I have gotten into the habit of not using the thumb nail, and am trying to correct the habit. But in using the thumbnail, I'm finding that my wrist is coming out more, and the angle of my hand is turning down several degrees. This is creating two problems: one, it's affecting my tone (thumb sounds better but fingers sound worse); and two, it's creating some discomfort in the joint where the thumb joins the hand. Nothing serious yet, but I am concerned.
Any suggestions on how to use the thumbnail while maintaining an efficient and confortable hand/wrist position?