Video: Learn How To Play Guitar Fast With Less Effort Using Correct Fretting Hand Technique

Want to play guitar fast with killer technique, cleanliness and consistency?

Having correct fretting hand technique is essential.

Good news is, you don't need to be an expert to understand how to correctly position your fretting hand for the best results.

Learn how to instantly make playing guitar fast easier using the fretting hand positioning in this video:

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The #1 thing to pay attention to as you work on your fretting hand technique is…

Your fretting hand thumb.

Whatever problems you have in your fretting hand, your thumb is likely part of it.

For example:

If you have issues with stretching – your thumb is likely to blame. 

Make sure it stays behind the neck of the guitar (aligned with the middle finger and pointing up towards the ceiling). This makes it much easier to spread your fingers on the fretboard.

That said, there are times when you can have your thumb over the neck of the guitar are:

- when you are doing string bends and vibrato, or 

- when you are playing on the high (in pitch) frets. For example: past fret 14.

Moving on:

If you have issues with position shifts – your thumb could be to blame as well. 

Make sure the thumb stays behind the middle finger when you shift positions. 

If you struggle with finger independence of the fretting hand – pay attention to your thumb position as well.

If you let your thumb slide to be behind the index finger, your fingers become likely to lift off the strings.

But when you bring it back into its proper position, the fingers will get closer to the strings. 
Now that you know how to improve your fretting hand technique, it’s time to improve the rest of your guitar playing, put it all together and reach your other musical ambitions. 

If you want, I can help you with this in Breakthrough Guitar Lessons.

Here is how it works: 

You tell me about your guitar playing background, your musical strengths and weaknesses, your previous guitar lesson experience (if any) and of course: your unique musical goals.

Then, I go to work for you. I read your evaluation form (twice) and begin creating your guitar lesson strategy. 

Unlike other guitar lessons, you don’t get generic, cookie- cutter lessons from me. Everything I teach you is personalized to you.

We’ll work on transforming your guitar techniques, music knowledge, phrasing and overall musicianship, so you can finally put it all together and become a real musician (not just a guitar player.)

Along the way, I’ll be here for you every step, to help you master your guitar lessons and continually improve.

I’ll hear (and see) you play a lot more than a typical guitar teacher might.

For example: in private lessons a teacher would only see or hear you play once per week. The rest of the time (in between your lessons) you are on your own. 

(This is how bad habits often form without you realizing it. Habits that can take months to solve.)

When you work with me, I'm most active in helping you in between the lessons (when you need my help the most).

Here is how: 

  • You can show me your playing every single day if you want – just post a recording of your playing on my student forum. 
  • You can also send me recordings separately for in-depth feedback on your playing and practicing on a regular basis. 
  • You can ask me questions and show me your playing every week in live video Office Hours. I hop on Zoom for an hour to help you with whatever you feel stuck on. You show me your playing (and ask about your guitar playing challenges) during this time and I help you.
  • Every week I do live video training classes where I can see you play guitar as well and give you more personal help with your playing.
  • Depending on what you write in your feedback form about each lesson (I ask you to leave me feedback about each part of what I teach you) I sometimes may ask you to send me a yet another recording of your playing. This way I get to see you play whatever you struggle with and can adjust your lesson strategy (if needed) to help you improve faster. 

All you have to do is practice what I teach you for at least 30 minutes per day. Do that, and I can almost guarantee you’ll surprise yourself by the progress you can make. 

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