Thumb Over the Neck Chords

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  1. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    I usually mute it with my thumb.
     
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    HazyPurple Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Those classical dudes will not like you using your thumb. But if it works for you, they can go get screwed.
     
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    HazyPurple Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    This certainly works with riffs, such as, You Really Got Me and All Day And All Of The Night. To name but two.

    Using treble e does make it jump out more.
     
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    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    There is some useful info there, but that vid really could have been 1/3 the length.
     
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    Without a doubt :thumb:
    It a little overboard with the sales pitching lol.
    I also believe as a society (myself included) many of us have a short attention____wait what was I saying again :D
     
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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    LOL - I was taught classically about 40 years ago and I can't do thumb-over - it puts my wrist in an unnatural position (for me).
     
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    HazyPurple Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    IF my hero did it, then I must.

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    N.B. A is muted, according to this.
     
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    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    The minor chord (with root on the low E) will be played with a little bar using your index finger on he high strings. Same thing as the major one.

    For example: A minor, 5th fret.

    Thumb: 5th fret, low E string
    Ring finger (or 3rd finger): 7th fret, D string
    Index finger: a bar pressing the 5th fret on the G, B and high E strings.
     
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  9. travs

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    How long did it take you to master it?
     
  10. Triple Jim

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    To help with fretting the A string with your thumb, keep your wrist close to the neck. I learned this watching a Jimi video.
     
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    I don't even think about it,I think it just happens accidentally.Also I found when doing any type of exercises that stretch fingers its best to do about 5 to 10 min early in the day then 5 to 10 later.The results will come quicker that spending a long period of time on it.I find this to be the case with a lot of practicing.
     
  12. travs

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    Okey, thanks!! One question, do you have normal or standard size hands?
     
  13. spyglass

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    Sorry just seeing this now,Just measured my thumb and its 6 inches and middle finger is 9 inches.Not quite johnny Holmes thumb but..Lol.