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!

Lesson Comments

Gabriel Silva
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Gabriel Silva I'm on my girls house, can't wait to get back to my home and take my guitar to start studying to be "creative... as fuck" like Syn says hahaahah
Rohit Mishra
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Rohit Mishra Hi Syn, hi Brian, I have been learning and playing guitar from the internet for the last 5 years but there is this one thing that I have always struggled with - I have baby hands and so I face a lot of difficulty in playing Barre chords and I am mostly not able to play them and end up using a workaround. Could it possibly have something to do with my posture or how I hold my guitar ?
Gabriel Silva
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Gabriel Silva Nice question, I have long fingers but they're thin, their joints are bigger than the rest of it
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. I definitely have small hands (Syn does not). I always struggle with Classical guitars because the necks are so wide. I would suggest looking into a guitar with a thin neck. That would certainly help. Also, make sure to get your thumb directly behind the neck and drop your left shoulder a bit. That helps me with leverage when I'm facing an awkward chord.
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