Thumbposition: Practice Material

On this page can be found links to a lot of practice material (exercises, studies, and repertoire excerpts) for using the Thumbposition, in all the fingerboard regions. A lot of the exercises can be usefully practised in different keys without any changes in fingering, but as we move down into the Neck Region, the use of thumbposition usually becomes more and more uncomfortable because the distances between the fingers become larger.

In One Position: Simple

In One Position: But With Internal (Non-Whole-Hand) Movements

Shifting Within Thumbposition

Shifting On And To The Thumb          Octaves

Shifting To and From Thumbposition

Fourth Finger Use In Thumbposition

Repertoire Compilations Using Thumbposition