It's important to learn
how to handle your guitar properly when learning how to play. A
beginner needs to understand that it's not a good idea to learn to
play while standing.
Make yourself comfortable so
you can execute correctly while playing. Also, learn that the first
technique to master is how to hold the guitar before attempting to
Here's a few
1. Sit in an armless chair
where you're comfortable and place your back against the back of the
chair. Try to refrain from repeating any mannerism such as
2. When holding your guitar,
remember to have contact from the chest and stomach with the back
part of the guitar. Maintain a parallel position of the lower neck
of the guitar to the floor.
3. Place your face near to
the first string of the guitar -- which is the thickest one. With
your other hand, the sixth string, which is the thinnest one, should
be vertically aligned with the floor.
4. A right-handed person
holding a guitar will point the headstock to the left, the normal
position. A left-handed player will let the headstock point to the
5. A person who is
left-handed must find a guitar designed for left-handers, since most
guitars are designed for right-handed guitar players.
6. If you're seated on a
chair, make sure the entire body of the guitar rests on your lap,
holding the face of the guitar with the right hand while the left
hand supports the bottom neck part.
7. Once the left hand is
ready on the frets, concentrate on the positioning of your fingers
on the frets before executing the chords. The thumb will rest at the
back of the fretting hand supporting the fingers on the front.
Holding your guitar properly
is important. If you holds the guitar in the proper manner when
playing, you'll have the confidence to execute better.