View Full Version : Thumb on 6th string
09-10-2000, 10:27 AM
I have noticed alot of pros using thier thumb to cover 6th string, kinda like what we use to call a "hillbilly" G chord. Any thoughts on the advantages or disadvantages to this method before I try to relearn some of my chords this way. Thx.
09-10-2000, 12:29 PM
For some chords I use my thumb because it either results in a more comfortable grip, or it allows my other fingers to move around and gives me a better range. Hendrix was pretty big on it I guess, and a lot of jazz guys who do walking bass use it.
09-10-2000, 09:38 PM
I can't! At least, I think I can't......
10-13-2000, 07:04 PM
I tend to use standard barre chords, but will use my thumb sometimes. If I want to play chords without the E string, I can mute easily with my thumb. By the way, Hendrix had huge hands and a really long thumb. I think that his hands were a big reason that he could get some of his amazing sounds.
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