Charles Cook wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Wow, it's been a busy month. I broke the M finger nail on the 5th and it is just grown enough to almost catch a string, making it a challenge to get a consistent tone quality. Your feedback is welcomed!
Nice playing Charles. First of all, while listening to Packington's Pound I was impressed by the "sustain" of your guitar. Wow - I could really hear those base notes ring, and with a very consistent volume, which I think means a very well made instrument. You sure know how to select a guitar.
1) Watch your Packington's Pound upload and notice your left hand. The thumb position, and hand rotation in particular. I think the hand and arm (elbow moves with it) rotation is to help get leverage to press the strings down as you play certain parts. Have you tried moving your thumb towards the middle of the neck? You might get more finger strength (and reach also) that way, a sort of "clamping" action I suppose.
I noticed you positioned your thumb behind the neck when playing Saltaren (i.e., when playing chords).