The Thumb and Positions


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Assuming there is an insane piece with changes key every single 4 bars, and I must unite all thumb positions the same within every position (e.g. the thumb does not shift when staying at the 2nd position)

 

In 2nd position, G String

Should the thumb be anchored and opposite to the index finger playing Bb or B?
does that apply to other positions too, for a safe orientation?

 

thank you

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On 02/14/2018 at 4:03 AM, tchaikovsgay said:

In 2nd position, G String

Should the thumb be anchored and opposite to the index finger playing Bb or B?
does that apply to other positions too, for a safe orientation?

 

thank you

The "rule" for the thumb is put it around the 1st or 2nd finger, where it's most comfortable or natural.  If you can effectively change position without moving the thumb at all, e.g. you have humongous hands, that's fine. 

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