Ok, this might be a weird/silly question. I’m reassessing my left hand technique and I found a weird quirk of mine that I think it’s setting me back.
I tend to push the first knuckle of the index into the guitar neck (palm-side, where the index finger “starts”). i.e. I grab the neck like, say, a bycicle handle or a hammer.
I don’t see any obvious mechanical advantage to it.
Do any of you do this, conciously or unconsciously, and when? I wonder if it’s a common thing.
I find myself doing it if I’m playing an open A with an index finger barre and related licks, but also with Chuck Berry style licks.
I first noticed it on my mandolin playing because it became a bit painful, and I worked on changing my left hand position, which was a great thing. I’ve only begun noticing on my guitar playing now, and I think it might be worth fixing.