So, lately my thumb has decided that it simply will NOT cooperate on those alternating thumb rolls (3-2-5-1 4-2-5-1). It’s like a batter’s slump, or writer’s block. It won’t move to the strings, it tenses up, flies off in a “Lord only knows what” direction, and misses strings with reckless abandon. Has anybody else experienced this? Oddly, it seems to happen only on the alternating thumb roll.
Advice, please? (Katie Lou says to maybe consider more flexibility at the knuckle.)
I had been thinking that maybe it’s just because my thumb is so short, but then I saw Willow Osborne playing the banjo - I think she’s just a little itty bitty thang, and she didn’t seem to be having any trouble at all. (Plus, it hadn’t been an issue before, so why now?)