#1
Whenever im playing power chords alot, my thumb muscle gets tired from pushing on the back of the neck. If im playing barr chords its fine cuz I can just squeeze the neck. Am i doing something wrong or is this something that just takes time to build strength? When i first started learning i played alot in drop D so it was mostly barr chords. I know this is something i have to fix asap so lately ive been playing everything in standard.
#2
I had the same problem. The way I pushed my thumb against the neck ended up hurting it. But I think its just a strength thing. I got used to it and I don't experience the soreness anymore.
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#3
I'm actually a pretty seasoned player and i have this problem on occasion... *awaits a better answer*
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#4
Action could be too high forcing your fingers to press harder and your thumb to press hard against the back of the neck?
#6
My quick and easy fix to this is to do thumb-over powerchords. It probably isn't the best technique, but I don't use it consistently so it doesn't worry me too much.