In this section we show you how to play the guitar (especially duos) step by step. Starting with the buying process, we show you the easiest chords and tablatures to start with.

How to hold the guitar

October 24, 2014
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Beginners Workshop
the standard position

the standard position

In this short tutorial, I want to show you how to hold your guitar correctly.

Before we start to learn our first chords to play the guitar, we have to hold it correctly. Holding the guitar properly does not only influence your whole picking and strumming techniques but is also very important to prevent medical problems with your back in the future, after several years of playing the guitar. We start with the right sitting position and the according angles of the guitar and your hands. But for “coolness” and convenience reasons, we will talk about a few relaxed positions for everyday and outdoor usage at the end of the article too.

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