(10 replies, posted in Electric)

Thanks Guys,

I've seen pictures of the thumb being used for six string barre chords, but never tried that approach.
I'm back after being out of town, so I shall try your ideas.

Thanks much.....Walt


(275 replies, posted in Electric)

Holy Cow,

I'm 52 and just learning to play the guitar. But I am young at heart with a spontaneous spirit.

ps. So I'm the old gieser ?


(10 replies, posted in Electric)


Thanks for the tips. But a little while ago I raised my bridge up on my Gibson, since when I played notes on the heavy strings, the string would vibrate farther down the fretboard. I think it may be that I'm plucking too hard, so I figured that in order to get around this, I raised my bridge. But probably now, the strings are too high and thus requires more pressure to hold down the barre chords.



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Hello Everyone,

I've been learning to play the guitar over the last 1.5 years and although my playing ability has progressed, I am unable to hold chords for too long, since the base of my left hand thumb gets too sore and I can squeeze any more chords unless I give it a rest.

I've been told that this should go away after awhile, but I'm still struggling with it.

Is it because I don't play enough, or am I hold the left hand thumb incorrectly?

In pain.....WD