Right-Hand Playing Position

Monday, December 11, 2006

It is important to establish a good playing position for the right hand at an early stage.Notice the position of the knuckles, running along the same line as the strings and not atright angles to them. Then see if you can position your hand so that—as you look down—you see the triangle formed between the thumb and first finger. The weight of the arm istaken on top of the guitar; don’t let the elbow slide over to the face because this turns thehand into a bad position.

This section is very important for your future progress, and as you are the teacher as well asthe student, you should check your position frequently in the early stages.