How to Hold The Guitar Properly – Lesson 2

About How to Hold The Guitar Properly – Lesson 2

Level: Beginner

How to Hold The Guitar Properly – Lesson 2

In this lesson, we explain correct posture, the proper way to hold the guitar, as well as correct right and left hand placement.

 

Syn’s Tips

Starting at the very basics with proper technique will create a strong foundation that will support your playing instead of hindering it by using excess energy and muscle, decreasing mobility, dexterity, and even comfort.

Remember - EVERYTHING will seem wrong at first but I promise it will feel completely normal with perfect practice.

Head to the "Lesson Comments" section below and ask questions if you are having trouble. For all of you that have been holding a guitar for a few years, upload a video of you doing so!

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Dan Shipway
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Dan Shipway When i seem to relax my body and not, tense up my right shoulder sticks out quite far. I am not sure if this is to do with posture but it creates a lot of pain for my shoulder and makes it impossible to play anything easily or cleanly. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong.
Allan Mori
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Allan Mori Very nice! Keep working and enjoy the ride!
Dan Shipway
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Dan Shipway Cheers dude! Since then I have experimented round with classical positions as well as the “conventional” way and it has been a lot easier to practice, I have altered how I hold the pick completely and my confidence and playing has improved drastically
Allan Mori
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Allan Mori Maybe you could try easy steps to find the right position. For instance, just rest the guitar on your lap and adjust your spine. Now you find a position to rest your right arm in the guitar body and adjust until you can strum. Good Luck! 😀
Pablo Medina
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Pablo Medina This posture it´s way easier than classical guitar, that´s a serious hard world 🙁 xD
M Junivar
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