Lesson of the Week – Left hand thumb position
This is a Q&A via email. Youtube Video Link.
A discussion and lesson about the left hand thumb position for classical guitar. This is a question from Paul who wanted to know about the left hand thumb position while playing scales. I’ve expanded on it to discuss the left thumb in general. Find more video lessons here, or check out pages for free sheet music or gear reviews. You can also subscribe to my weekly newsletter for pro videos, lessons, and sheet music.
Here’s the original question: “I would like to know how the left hand thumb performs on the back of the neck of the guitar while playing scales. Does it traverse across the neck while fingers maintain their same curvature or is it static while the fingers curl more tightly & the wrist drops more so as to remain straight? All lessons that I can find only show the fingers in action from a front perspective. “