Hey guys, if you are dreaming to play a guitar in the future. Then firstly you have to know how to hold your guitar properly.
Most beginners do not give importance to this topic and make a very big mistake.
Before learning guitar we have to know about some basic techniques. And holding your guitar properly is one of them. And in this article that exactly what I am going to tell you about.
I explained to you step by step how to properly hold your acoustic guitar. Such as where to keep fingers, where to seat, how to sit, and many more.
If you feel comfortable with your pose to hold a guitar, then and then you would be able to play good music.
If you do not feel comfortable with guitar then you get stressed up and maybe it affects your passion to be a guitarist. But the happy news is there is nothing to worry about because this article is definitely going to help you.
So guys, Let get started:
How to Hold an Acoustic Guitar with Right Technique
How to Hold an Acoustic Guitar Properly (Step-by-Step)
In this section, I try to explain almost everything, from the right footstool to the posture of both hands on the guitar.
1. The Right Chair or Foot Stool
The first thing that matters a lot is your seat. Take a chair or stool according to your choice. But make sure you feel comfortable on your seat.
And the important thing is that your seat should not have any arms because you would not be able to hold the guitar properly due to these arms.
Your seat should not be too soft. Do not select too high or too short height seat. Your seat should be high enough on which you can sit comfortably and your feet touch to floor easily.
If still you are not able to find your perfect seat then I have another option for you. There is a guitar stool available at the market. You can buy it from any musical store.
Such stools have perfect height, without any arms, and are not too soft and slouchy. But it is expensive.
So if you want to buy a perfect stool then you can buy it easily from the shop but if there is any financial problem then you can make any simple chair your seat just consider the above things.
Otherwise, you can also play your guitar while standing, it is also a good solution if you are not getting a perfect seat.
2. How to Sit in your Chair
Ok, Let me guess maybe you are thinking. Is it really important to know, how to seat to sit on a chair?
Because even small kids know these things. But friends there is a lot of difference between sitting on a chair for rest and sitting on a chair for playing the guitar.
While sitting on stool your back should be straight. and if you are using a chair as your seat then do not let your back lean on chair’s back.
You have to sit on the front edge of your seat in a straight position. Maybe it is painful and hard for you in starting days. But you will definitely get friendly with this position in some days just like a workout.
Practice daily for at least 10 minutes to sit like this. And I am sure that this practice will definitely help you to be comfortable with this position. As we know that practice makes a man perfect.
But guys do not mistake by ignoring this thing because a correct position to sit on chair matters a lot for a guitarist.
3. Position of your Legs
So friends I have told you about how to select your perfect seat and how to sit on it. Now it’s time to know about the position of legs.
On which leg we would have to keep our guitar body. So basically this section is not about how to keep your leg, this section actually going to tell you about which is leg is perfect to keep guitar on it.
If you are right-handed then you will keep your guitar on the left leg and if you are left-handed then keep it on the right leg. So this is the basic thing to consider while holding a guitar.
But if you ask me which leg is perfect I will suggest you keep it on the left leg because it is more comfortable according to my study.
However, later on, after lots of practice, you can also move it on another leg which is so casual.
Hii, My name is Vishal Dorge and I am from India. I am the Creator of this site and want to help people just like you and me who enjoy music through the heart and want to learn it, especially about the guitar. Read More About Vishal Dorge Here