Registered User
Join date: Oct 2012
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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?

Is SouTaicho Yamamoto-san
Join date: Oct 2007
238 IQ
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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