Just wondering if this is a documented method. For example I mostly stay in a slight DWPS position.
I have always struggled switching strings using an outside situation. I spent a couple months trying the wrist rotation and forearm and it did help a bit but was not a drastic improvement.
So yesterday I was reading through another thread and thought I heard someone mention the thumb extension motion. I gave this a try and right away it feels more natural to help escape on downstrokes for outside string changes. The classic Gilbert 4 note exercise within a few minutes was smoother than I’ve ever had it. I’ve also had some luck using thumb retraction for outside escapes going upward. So extension for going towards the floor, retraction for switching towards the ceiling. Another byproduct is this helps track the strings quickly and gives your elbow a second to catch up.
So anyway, funny story… I went back to the original thread that mentioned the thumb movement and I don’t see it mentioned anywhere. Did I just hallucinate the entire thing? Divine intervention?
Please let me know if anyone here or any known pros use this motion. Thx