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Size of left hand

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by eganbass, Sep 28, 2004.


  1. eganbass

    eganbass

    Sep 28, 2004
    Folks,

    I've been browsing through all the past advice/discussion/arguments on thumb position for the left hand, but I've missed seeing anything on how the size of your left hand affects the thumb position.

    I have a large hand (two in fact!...) and the only way I can line up my thumb at a 90 degree angle to the neck, opposite my middle finger, is to bend my wrist quite a bit.

    If I let my thumb point slide up somewhat toward my index finger, and point more toward the nut, then I can keep my wrist relatively straight, which is what I think I want to do to avoid carpal tunnel and other maladies?

    Make sense?

    Thanks.

    Bruce
    North Carolina
     
  2. stagger lee

    stagger lee

    Jul 11, 2004
    you might want to adjust your strap length. i have big hands like you and used to get some bad pains from playing too high or too low, but now i've got it at a good height where my hand is comfortable and in the proper position.