I just found this forum and figured I would ask a question that has hindered my progress in playing the guitar for quite some time. I've been struggling for awhile now with finding a correct way to hold my electric guitar while sitting in my wheelchair and even sitting in a bed. I had been bed bound do to health issues for awhile now, but am now able to begin sitting in my wheelchair. I have struggled trying to learn while sitting in bed with little success. I am hoping to have better luck in my wheelchair. My chair does have arm rests but they can come off.
I feel I will have to raise the neck of the guitar to prevent my wrist from folding into an awkward and painful position, but for whatever reason as soon as I place my hands around the neck, my thumb always wants to turn sideways pointing towards the headstock. When I correct my thumb position it feels very strenuous. Is this a normal feeling for someone learning the guitar? Any advice would be much appreciated.