Clawhammer technique question...
Soooo....I've begun learning the clawhammer technique and love it. I've been practicing for a couple weeks and finally have the basic 3 part technique down and now am working on accuracy and speed. BUT...the one issue I'm having is the last part where your resting thumb plucks the 4th string at the end. No matter how I have my hand I just can't get that 4th string to ring much at all. Im trying to keep my hand in a loose comfortable claw as recommended but the effort involved in getting that 4th string to ring is causing me to clench my hand more and cause hand fatigue.
Any advice/tips would be appreciated.
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