Guitar Basics is a free lesson series by Matthew Korbanic covering important topics for beginner
The sitting position is the most important part of playing the
Start with the footstool. The footstool will raise your left or right leg. You will be able to comfortably set the shape of the
Your right arm is your counter balance. Place your forearm on the peak of the eight shape. Placement should be about half way up the arm. There should be enough room to reach the strings, but not so much that your elbow in on the face of the instrument. This weight will be the counter balance that will keep the
The left arm forms by relaxing it and letting it fall straight down. Raise your left arm to your fret board. Your fingers should extend over the fret board with your thumb on the back opposite your first or second finger. Your knuckles should be parallel to the edge of your fret board. This will have you playing with the side of your index finger, the tips or your middle and ring finger and the side of your pinky instead the tips of all of the fingers.
By repeating this process every time before your play the