5 fingers on the fingerboard - Jazz, Bossa

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  1. Stan P

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    Beautiful playing! I've never seen the thumb used over THAT edge of the board before - very good idea
     
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    Thank you , EE. It really works for certain positions , but it does work. It allows to increase the stretch for arpeggio playing and to get 5 notes sounding together. The only prerequisite it to control the guitar body with elbow against your chest so that it does not move back under the left hand pressure.
     
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    Sounds great, and that was a very musical way of using the thumb over the board.
     
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    Cool move :yesway:
     
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    Guys,

    Thank you very much for your encouragement! I will post an updated version!
     
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    Love it! Is this your own chord melody arrangement too? Super slick.
     
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    InCasinoOut, yes it's all mine. Thank you! It's still somewhat unfinished. I will post the final version once it s done.
     
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    liiiitle late here

    Very nice video, I very much enjoy your style!
     
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    Thank you, Andrew!
     
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    Lol, Stan, you're also a little late on that reply. Hopefully, better late than never, this way I got to see this refreshing video.

    Have you a finished version already? I'd love to see it.
     
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    You know, I play in an orchestra (upright bass and cello) and this kind of position is common for accessing the second octave and is called thumb-position. I've never seen it used on guitar, very interesting. I'll have to try that.

    Your playing is inspiring, man.
     
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    Sezna, thank you for good words. I have a friend playing an upright, and he had told me the same thing - it's a bass technique. Still I do not se why not use it on guitars. It works for some arpeggios as well as for chromatic playing in the upper register - 5 fret chromatic is very convenient for an instrument tuned in 4ths!
     
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    Andrew, not yet - you know work, kids the usual:) but I have to do it!
     

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