#1
This seems like a difficult one to search anywhere.
I need help with the thumb over technique. I am a Frusciante fan, and some stuff just cant be done with out the thumb over! :P
So, recently I was trying to play Knock Me Down, by RHCP, and there was a difficult

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------6-x-x-----------------------6/8\6-------------------|
G|-----------------------7-x-x-----------------------7/9\7-------------------|
D|-------------------------x-x-----------------------x-x-x-------------------|
A|------3-0-7-0--3/5-5-5---x-x-----3-0-7-0--3/5-5-5--5/7\5-------------------|
E|--3h5------------------------3h5-------------------------------------------|

(sorry if that came out bad, does anyone know a better way of showing tabs? Guessing HTML?)

and then

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--6-6-x-x--5-5-x-3--3---3-3-x-x------6-x-x-5-5-------3--3-x-3-x-3--x-x-----|
G|--x-x-x-x--5-5-x-3--3-x-3-3-x-x------7-x-x-5-5-----3-3--3-x-3-x-3--x-x-----|
D|--7-7-x-x--5-5-x-3--3-x-3-3-x-x------7-x-x-5-5-----3-3--3-x-3-x-3--x-x-----|
A|--5-5-x-x--7-7-x-5--5-x-5-5-x-x-3/5--5-x-x-3-3-(0)-1-1--1-x-1-x-1--x-x-----|
E|-----------5-5---3--3-x-3-3------------------------------------------------|

Now I know some thumb over, but not to this extent, being self taught and all.
Does anyone have any resources or tips to give me on this? Im kinda just shooting in the dark with this right now.
#3
where in those tabs do you need to use your thumb ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#5

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------6-x-x-----------------------6/8\6-------------------|
G|-----------------------7-x-x-----------------------7/9\7-------------------|
D|-------------------------x-x-----------------------x-x-x-------------------|
A|------3-0-7-0--3/5-5-5---x-x-----3-0-7-0--3/5-5-5--5/7\5-------------------|
E|--3h5------------------------3h5-------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--6-6-x-x--5-5-x-3--3---3-3-x-x------6-x-x-5-5-------3--3-x-3-x-3--x-x-----|
G|--x-x-x-x--5-5-x-3--3-x-3-3-x-x------7-x-x-5-5-----3-3--3-x-3-x-3--x-x-----|
D|--7-7-x-x--5-5-x-3--3-x-3-3-x-x------7-x-x-5-5-----3-3--3-x-3-x-3--x-x-----|
A|--5-5-x-x--7-7-x-5--5-x-5-5-x-x-3/5--5-x-x-3-3-(0)-1-1--1-x-1-x-1--x-x-----|
E|-----------5-5---3--3-x-3-3------------------------------------------------|


There ya go
Last edited by CuttingJesse at Dec 23, 2008,
#6
Where the mutes are, Im not quite sure of the concept of thumb over.
And to cuttingjesse, what code was that? i forgot a long time ago. For some reason, no HTML codes are coming to me.
#9
Quote by AlskiOverload
Where the mutes are, Im not quite sure of the concept of thumb over.
And to cuttingjesse, what code was that? i forgot a long time ago. For some reason, no HTML codes are coming to me.



Just do this [code*] then put all your text in here [/code*]

just get rid of the *'s
#10
 Thank you Jesse 

where exactly are my fingers supposed to go for this though? I feels like a real hard stretch with my thumb over.
#11
Im confused as to where you think you need to use your thumb in those examples.
a guy told me that the tremolo bar was called the "distortionator"
#13
Quote by AlskiOverload
 Thank you Jesse 

where exactly are my fingers supposed to go for this though? I feels like a real hard stretch with my thumb over.


For the barre chords, you use your thumb to fret notes on the low E, for everything else, you use it to mute the E.

If it feels like too much of a stretch than the barre chords without using your thumb on the low E
#14
It's just optional isn't it? you can use your thumb or barre it. Personally I'd use the thumb as it implies more of a funk thing and may be easier to strum. Frusciante is well-known for using his thumb a great deal, so if you're doing in Frusciante-esque - use your thumb!