#2
Not sure what you are trying to achieve. Especially if position 2 causes discomfort. If the position in the first pic is comfortable (no pain) and you can articulate the notes. Why not use it?
#3
Quote by GregoryFrus
Not sure what you are trying to achieve. Especially if position 2 causes discomfort. If the position in the first pic is comfortable (no pain) and you can articulate the notes. Why not use it?

A lot of the tutorials I've seen recommend that the wrist should be straight to prevent tendonitis, although I'm not entirely sure to what extent.