How to Hold The Guitar Properly – Lesson 2 Brian Haner Sr. 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!