Be a Better Acoustic Guitarist: 7 ways to Improve the Way You Hold a Guitar


Grabbing the guitar neck so that your thumb comes over the top of the neck and onto the string side makes for a handy fifth-finger way to grab a bass note. But it is an inefficient hand position for playing chord changes and melody lines—and it can lead to cramping and more serious injury.

 Guitarist Jane Miller offers practical ergonomic tips for dealing with this issue and making you a more efficient player.

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