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What exactly is the floating thumb?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by DaveDrummer, Apr 15, 2003.


  1. DaveDrummer

    DaveDrummer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Is it where you rest/mute the string above where your plucking? Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. amac

    amac

    Oct 9, 2002
    Commerce, Georgia
  3. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    Basically what you asked in the previous forum. But Don't ANCHOR your thumb on each string you move to. Always try to rest them, not anchor them. Anchoring puts pressure on the finger, which will make it harder to jump from string to string. Just "rest" your thumb on the upper string and you will be fine

    After that, its just practicing

    good luck

    D
     
  4. DaveDrummer

    DaveDrummer

    Nov 2, 2002
    thanks guys..rofl about that link

    Dave