Discuss the Banjo lesson: Banjo Hand Positions


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/banjo-hand-positions-banjo

We’ll discuss anchoring with our pick hand and how to position our fretting hand!


#2

This lesson helped me to realize why my left shoulder has been sore when practicing. I have been holding my fret hand (and whole arm) back so far that the neck is pointing slightly behind me. Moving my hand forward a few inches to a position that is more natural and more parallel to my sitting position has relieved this shoulder discomfort a lot. Probably been holding the neck at this awkward angle to see the frets and the strings better. Not playing with a strap at the moment. A strap may have helped put the Banjo in a more proper position as well.


#3

Thanks for this Ben! very helpful :slight_smile: