Guitar Basics is a free lesson series by Matthew Korbanic covering important topics for beginner
How many fingers do you use to play the
Take a book and grab it. Notice that your thumb aligns opposite your first or second finger. This is your balance point or better yet, how your hand is designed to hold something. Now press as hard as you can. Notice the force is coming from the thumb, not the fingers. This is because your thumb has the biggest muscle in your hand. It is meant to apply force.
Most students have several problems with the thumb. They either wrap their thumb around the neck of the
By practicing a short exercise daily, it will correct the problem. Start on the “G” string with the 1,2,3,4th frets. Play them and move up to 2,3,4,5 and so on. The important part is to move the thumb with the hand to help with force and leverage. Do not try to stretch the hand, move it. This will make the instrument much easier to play.