Post by tom g Post by Jerry Willard
I do it all the time - it seems natural to me keeping the fingers
close> >>> to the strings and providing stability
The very excellent Lorenzo Micheli goes further and rests his little>
Post by Jerry Willard Post by tom g
finger (pinkie) on the top of the guitar. Nothing new there.
How about resting the thumb at the end of the fretboard when using i-m>
low/middle strings? I know it's a *very* old habit from playing> >
precision bass in the 70's, I'd park my thumb and pivot my wrist to> >
play i-m. I don't really park, per se, on guitar but wonder if I get
a> > pass on it anyway.
Continuing in the "not worthy of comment" category, I realize I also>
park my thumb on the E string during extended periods of>
scales/arpeggios with i-m. Well yes sirree isn't that an interesting?
It doesn't seem a decided liability, so I guess I'll carry on [until]
it proves> itself a liability. And so on and so forth.
Well, you know, it's a can of worms because the way you rest your thumb
depends on how you understand the task of the wrist, the thumb and the
alternation of the fingers, in your case all influenced by your days of
playing the electric bass. The best way to observe alternation is to
watch the flamenco guitarists. Here is a good example from the
fenomenal Russian, Grisha
Of course these are flamenco scales. Classical scales are not so percussive.
Goryachev playing rest strokes, but it's interesting anyway. I've come
really parking so much as simply resting. The scales do not change
when my thumb is resting. So I'll just move on to the other score of