#1
So I've been playing for 3 years now and am just having this issue. I know when you play you're supposed to keep your left thumb in the middle of the fret board(on the back). So, is it wrong if when I go to play nots on the b and e string my thumb droops over and touches the low e. I was asking because I watched a vid and this exercise was:

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And I can seem to get my fingers to stretch that far, but I realized when I bought by thumb down I could.
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#2
If you need a better stretch, put your thumb lower on the neck. It'll be easier for you to make the stretch.
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#4
Well yeah, the issue is it hurts when I lower my thumb, and yeah it would be easier to tap it, but later in the video he adds tapping . . .

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#5
no, its fine. You play how you want to and play what feels right to you.
#6
It's not wrong at all.

You're using the "baseball bat" grip, which is technically correct. It's just that with this grip it's harder to reach the further notes.
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#7
Try experimenting with diff thumb positions and see what works for you.Sometimes when I play notes on the higher string I will keep my thumb in the middle of the neck but I point it towards the headstock for a diff angle.
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#8
It's kind of funny, I read this thread yesterday and paid attention to my thumb last night while practicing. When I paid attention to it, it bugged the s*% out of me and actually messed me up lol. When I ignore it, I do ok. Weird. I do a combination of classical and thumb-over-the-neck routine.

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#9
Well the reason I ask is because I want to try to get to the more advance techniques, but my thumb is always stopping me from further stretching. I can go from 3 to 8 normally, but hammering seems impossible. And when I watch videos of other people doing it, it seems their fingers are always at an straight up and down, while mine are continuously slanted further . . .
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