Posture Picks and Proper Hand Placement – Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson

This guitar lesson vid shows you how to utilize PROPER Posture; Pick Technique and Hand Placement to vastly improve your guitar skills!
It shows you the chords, technique and style. Go to to find out how to get charts to 100’s of your favorite songs, as well as info about my ebook and online instructional resources about charts, chords, strumming and the techniques that I use here in my videos!
Since I’m so busy making new video tutorial lessons all the time and teaching guitar, I probably won’t have time to answer individual questions regarding guitar. My 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. thank you for these awesome lessons,they r really helpful(ง •̀_•́)ง

  2. Joshua Browning

    are those gold records on the wall?  what for?

  3. stanleyberryjr

    Thank you for bestowing so much knowledge! This video definitely encouraged me to keep practicing.

  4. Just got my first guitar a couple weeks ago and i love it. Although it's tough at times you're videos inspire me to keep at it! I wish I could hire you as my teacher. Thank you!!

  5. Thanks for this. I bought a guitar yesterday (am a complete beginner) and your videos have already made me feel tonnes more confident. They've helped a lot. I have difficulty reaching frets with my pinky and third finger without muting some of the strings, but I'm constantly practising!!

  6. can u teach me a b-minor

  7. your videos are awesome, i just picked up a guitar again after trying to learn it around ten, twelve years ago after knowing how to play brass instruments – didn't work out so well. however, i'm doing the dexterity excersices and starting to get the feel of this instrument. i like the classical posture, that works for me right now – so thank you, you're awesome! looking forward to more videos!

  8. I came to this video with concern for my posture, but I am not a beginner. I've noticed that when fingerpicking (picking hand locked in place) that there is a pain in my picking shoulder. Does this have to do with poor posture?

  9. your lessons are real helpful thank you

  10. "Major mutation" Hahaahhaa. Subscribed!

  11. Uncontrolled_Precision

    Nice vid, but I need to know where to place my hand when PICKING a string not STRUMMING, I already know how to play guitar without a pick, but I want to know how to play with a pick. Do I levitate my hand and play or do I rest my hand in the bridge, I just don't want to start out playing the guitar with a pick the wrong way

  12. Ace Carlo Antolin

    major mutation lol

  13. i am starting a,b,cs of guitar… your tips are really great… wish you can upload few vidoes of you corrcting your student… who knows i may get some similar mistakes i am doing too…. but man!! u are doing great work… thanx a loads

  14. Thank you man…I'm 40 and very eager to learn!
    Your videos help a lot!!

  15. Thank you for the encouragement!

  16. the best thing that i got out of this video was encouragement; thank you so much – so timely in my situation! 

  17. ty you save me really 

  18. I keep trying to do the hand excises and I keep practicing but I can't seem to get it

  19. Less than a week into playing, following your videos. Great stuff , thank you so much, im very focused on getting my technique "correct" before even attempting songs.

  20. Hey thanks a lot this is my first time I've self taught myself over a month and a half and I feel like I'm getting a little better but your videos really do help and thanks a lot for making them. 🙂

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