#1
I've been playing guitar a few years now and recently started to try and learn lead guitar, something I've been struggling with for some time. However I've noticed that my thumb is much lower than most teachers I see and my wrist a lot more bent. Here are some pictures of my wrist on the guitar neck:

http://i44.tinypic.com/29m9due.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/n30r6c.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/28mpgtv.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/20hva1h.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/mk7yg2.jpg

What do you think? How do I fix it?
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#2
I dont think you need to "fix" anything. Obviously everyone plays a different way and the people that your compairing yourself too is almost irrelevant. But, if your playing style inhibits you to do different lead techniques, then some small adjustment might be needed.

What I would do is just take a step back and just experiment with different left-hand positions and see what you can do with it.
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yeah but seriously if your lead techniue is being affected alot by your wrist and thumb position youd want to chnage it but i think a better idea is to try to have a very flexable position when playing my thumb will chnage positions dependig on if im playing barre chords or lead melodies or an awesome solo you get the idea

try to be flexible in your technique is my advice
Last edited by supersac at Jan 10, 2012,
#6
I think your hand position is fine for playing scales at optimum speed.

You may want to consider cupping the guitar neck when applying bends/vibrato. Those techniques are a wrist twisting motion, similar to the motion you use when opening a doorknob.

#7
I think this i think that..those guys should stop talking out of their arse.. Kromeo and Ryan.

The truth is: if you plan to play your whole life or you play a lot you are increasing the possibility of a tendonitis/carpal tunnel syndrome. (This also depends on how prone you are to injury, your diet and your habits, but why risk it ?)

Your thumb positioning isnt that bad and ive seen way more crooked wrists
Just tilt the guitar neck up (classical style), curve your fingers and play with the fingertips.

Problem fixed. (it will also make you faster when playing lead, just compare how your fingers move with your wrist bent and with your wrist straight.

Should be easy to fix for you
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Cheers guys, Freepower I was already subbed to your channel before I made this thread xD I shall definitely rewatch that video. Remember it being pretty detailed.
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