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Place of thumb

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by altugbas, Jul 27, 2000.

  1. altugbas


    Jul 24, 2000
    Where is the thumb placed at the back of the neck?
  2. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by altugbas:
    Where is the thumb placed at the back of the neck?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    In the center, directly across from your
    middle figer, so you can use it as a pivot point.


    Feb 13, 2011

    As stated above. You always want it to remain firm (but not to tight so you can pivot and move up.) Slide with the rest of your hand and keep the middle of your thumb in the middle of the back of the neck---you can move a little for hard to reach places but this is a general rule of THUMB! <==see what i did there?:D