Using the thumb efficiently
When we play the guitar, we should always conserve energy and aim to release tension to increase musicality and to minimise fatigue - sadly this approach is neglected by many players and teachers alike.
Much emphasis is given to the use of the fingers of the right hand, but we mustn't neglect what's going on with the thumb. Using the thumb is a prime example of where we make a huge effort to create a sound when we needn't.
This video explains the ideal approach to using the thumb, but as usual, for a relaxed stroke to become second nature, a huge amount of effort and time is required, but well worth the dedication.
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