First Guitar Lesson – Posture Hand Techniques – Pick Holding

Go to to find out how to get a free guitar ebook that will have you playing guitar today!!! This guitar lesson vid shows you the very basics of posture, left and right hand technique, how to hold the pick etc. For more guitar lessons, see my other free tutorials. For original and cover music by me, Erich, go to Since I’m so busy making new video tuturial lessons all the time and teaching guitar, I probably won’t have time to answer individual questions regarding guitar. Other videos cover beginner, advanced and intermediate levels. I teach rock, blues, country and just about any other style on electric or acoustic. If you can’t find your answer from the resources at the website above, keep digging into my vids, and I’m sure you will find your answer. Keep practicing!!!
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  1. Look how far you’ve come

  2. Hello Again how do I know which fingers go to what strings E-E?
    Thank you,Paul.

  3. HelloandThank you , I am just trying to relearn the guitar after having a TBI injury in Iraq.
    Private lessens just too expensive . A guitar strap,should I have one and proper way to wear it on my Telecaster guitar. Thanks much ,Paul.

  4. I really want to learn, I cannot wait to start practicing in the morning with this video. It's late my time now. Thanks for posting this videos.

  5. I'm so please to find this vidoe, thanks so much, I just got my guitar 5 days ago

  6. Sir I just subscribe to your channel
    I got a gutar because I really like how it sounds and want to play another instrument. thanks for the videos

  7. No matter how many times i watch this i still cant tell if he holds the pic on the flat part or the side of his index finger. Seven months in and still unsure on hold to hold the pic.
    Ive tried both ways when i use the flat part of index finger the pic slides all over the damn place but when i ise the side of finger i have less control…. eric please help me man

  8. Wish the words were not covering your hands. Might want to consider having it lower and maybe smaller.

  9. am i the only one who is watching your 2009 videos in 2018,sir ? xD

  10. I don't really have a good place to sit down when I play. I usually sit at the edge of my couch so nothing interferes with movement, ( all chairs I have I can't seem to play in since they have the arm rest built in. so question is…is there some special stool I need to get? lol

  11. Jeffrey Michael

    you may want to use a better camera you cant even see the chords!

  12. Recently bought in the course 'Complete Guitar System – Beginner to Advanced' through and it is so systematic to take guitar players of all sorts to the right track to progress.

  13. These are old but gold!

  14. You were generous to give me a lifetime membership as a veteran. Have had two back surgeries in past 18 months. Have issues with sitting up straight and for long periods. How important is posture in learning guitar? Am I going to learn bad lessons doing it the way I am comfortable?

  15. I found these videos last year and they've been a great help to me in improving my playing! Thank you!

  16. Thanks for sharing this. A lot of people assume you can just pick away and how you hold the pick isn’t an issue. It is. Also beginners and sometimes seasoned players don’t always realize that not just how you hold the pick but the kind of pick you use can make a difference in the sound. I never knew that the thickness and material of the pick could have such an impact on how the guitar sounds.

  17. i buy my guitar yestrday … Signature

  18. I just subscribe to you i like videos on your channel i like when you play guitar you made me love music

  19. I'm commenting here for the guitar giveaway. Your lessons have made me need a steel string. I've got a classical that is now inadequate. Pink Floyd sounds kinda so-so on it.

    Thanks for the lesson! They've got me back to playing.

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