#13578 Reply

Dianne Adkins

If I understood your description of your thumb placement, you really do need to fix that, and corn pads might help. You could cut one in half (get the long oblong ones, not the perfectly round ones if you can) and use a semi-circle to guide thumb placement. I’ll tell you what I tell my students. Any portion of the thumb peaking over the fingerboard gets snipped with my scissors. A vile and horrifying image! But funny and makes it’s point. Ironic how my students fix their thumbs immediately and no more discussion is needed on the matter! ;P