mhjones12 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Yeah I’m referring to the bottom of the neck where it joins the fingerboard. Occasionally I will accidentally mute the high e string, but most of the time it rings out.
I came back to this post, because I had trouble visualizing your issue and the contact points with the "bottom of the neck." Results could vary depending on what is going on with your left wrist. Is it relatively stable a good part of the time, then making smooth and purpose driven movement as necessary... or is the left wrist movement jerky and wavy, jutting outward and collapsing inward at will and unpredictably?
I offer the following from notes taken when I studied decades ago with Michael Stockdale at Detroit's Center for Creative Studies. He was a master teacher and diagnostician who spent a great deal of time reforming my left hand (with a good outcome):
For greater left hand stability,
Base of fingers need more contact with neck when playing on strings 4,5 & 6. To lesser extent on 3.
On strings 1 & 2 , left hand fingers should have a natural curved playing position that makes neck contact less necessary.
Follow the most natural hand movement.
The key is to refrain from overextending hand or fingers.
Hope this helps! & Thank you, Michael, if you're out there.