Talking Technique: Right Hand Thumbs Up!
When you’re playing fingerstyle, where do you put your right thumb? You can anchor it on the pickup, but that can limit your tonal range. You could anchor on the lower strings, but then where do you put it when you need to play those strings?
That’s precisely the question we got from a reader, so today we’re examining the right thumb. We’ll go through each technique and how and when to apply each one. Of course, we’ve got some musical exercises to give you a workout.
Today’s tip: pluck into the bass!
Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. Contact her via her blog or website.