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A quick question

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Hella_Groovy, Oct 8, 2004.


  1. Hella_Groovy

    Hella_Groovy

    Aug 31, 2004
    Richmond Va
    I've been playing the bass for about 6 months now, and after playing for a few minutes, I get a cramp in my hand at the base of my thumb. Is this the result of improper technique, or just a matter of conditioning?
     
  2. You need to stop squeezing with your thumb. Use the weight of your arm to fret notes. Your thumb is just along for the ride, you don't actually use it when you fret.
     
  3. Hella_Groovy

    Hella_Groovy

    Aug 31, 2004
    Richmond Va
    Thanks, that really works. Now I just need to get my forearm in shape :)