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Old 12-22-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Wrist Pain

Hi, i'm a beginner and i switched to holding the guitar in a classical position while practising and i am finding it very comfortable and easier to play but after switching to classical position i am experiencing wrist pain and was wondering if i should make any changes to prevent wrist injury and i play with my thumb behind the neck most of the time.
One more thing i need help with is playing basic chords with thumb behind the neck of the guitar because i find it kind of hard to play chords that way rather than thumb over the neck, which one will help me in the longer run?

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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Your thumb should almost always be behind the neck. Tilt the guitar up a bit so the headstock is at about the same level as your shoulder. Keep your wrist as straight as possible while still maintaining a good arch with your fingers.
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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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