How to Hold the Guitar

 

For this lesson on How To Guitar, I am how to explain how to hold the guitar.  I am not going to get into a lengthy text lesson here, it will be mainly pictures.  At home, practice holding your guitar as depicted in the graphics.  Get yourself comfortable.  The body should be relaxed when holding the guitar and it should not be strain on any part of your body.

How to Hold the Acoustic Guitar (Sitting)

how to hold the guitar

How to Hold the Classical Nylon String Guitar

how to hold the guitar

How to Hold the Electric Guitar (Sitting)

how to hold the guitar

How to Hold the Electric Guitar (Standing)

how to hold the guitar

For homework, go to youtube and watch how some of your favorite guitarists hold their guitar. This lesson is important for future learning as you will now be able to play the guitar properly and comfortably without hurting yourself.  If you ever feel pain while playing guitar, you should stop immediately and reconfigure the way you are holding the guitar.  We will talk more about this subject in the warming up lesson.

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