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Learn to play the guitar the right way a lesson in posture


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Learn to play the guitar the right way a lesson in posture

  1. 1.<br />Learn to play the guitar the right way<br />A Lesson on playing posture<br />
  2. 2.<br />The very first instance you lift up a acoustic guitar it can look like a daunting challenge, becoming the guitar player you want to be can appear to be a distant dream. In fact all you will need is two or three chords, a few scales and maybe most importantly the correct attitude and you will find that accomplishing what you aspire to do on your guitar is closer than you thought.<br />
  3. 3.<br />This tutorial should be the very first of the number of lessons predominantly aimed at the absolute starter; I'm going to go through a few tricks, hints and methods to make your first steps into the world of beginning guitar playing less overwhelming and more enjoyable. Also, a very good brand to check out when starting out are the gruhn guitars<br />
  4. 4.<br />Position and Finger Placement<br />Time and again people overlook sitting properly whilst they're practicing, reality is getting your body and fingers into the precise posture makes playing it less complicated, so allow me to share a small number of helpful hints on how to maximize your playing just by sitting properly.<br />
  5. 5.<br />For those who have an arm-less chair then use it if you practice, if you do not then be seated forwards in your chair so your arms aren't constrained, keep your back straight also keep the acoustic electric guitar pushed to your stomach. Acoustic guitar players use the classical position (put the nylon string guitar on exactly the same leg as your fretting hand) on the contrary nearly everybody choose to set it on the same leg as you picking hand, either is fine, simply use which works for you.<br />
  6. 6.<br />The thumb on your fretting hand (the hand which is by the fret board) should be kept behind the beginner guitar neck, directly at the rear where you will be playing. If the thumb is too high up or even just over the top of the acoustic guitar neck it restricts how far you can reach with your fingers. Placing the thumb lower brings the palm forward - increasing the reach of your fingers which is most important for chord playing.<br />Bring your elbow of your fretting hand out slightly. If your elbow is fixed in your side then the slope of your hand can make it harder to play as well, so bring it out slightly just so it straightens up your arm.<br />
  7. 7.<br />Endeavor to utilize the ends of your fingers when playing as this will stop you accidently pressing on additional strings unintentionally and it'll also facilitate open strings you need to ring out to be able too. Lastly, having long fingernails on your fretting hand will make playing guitar complicated too, therefore keep them short.<br />
  8. 8.<br />Wrapping up<br />Arguably the very first number of phases into guitar playing are the most important, adhere to these few simple measures and they will enable you to develop superior playing habits. Learning these very first few chords will become easier, more enjoyable, make you more self-confident about playing the guitar and most importantly inspire someone to continuing learning.<br />