Proper Fretting Hand Placement

Efficiency is the key to proper technique.

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Proper Fretting Hand Placement

Efficiency is the key to technique. This lesson shows the proper finger and thumb placement for the fretting hand.

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Efficiency is the Key to Proper Technique

The four fingers can span four frets, one finger per fret. Start by placing you index finger on string four, fret one. Then on the same string add finger two to fret two, finger three to fret three and finally finger four to fret four. The thumb should positioned flat and right behind finger one and two. In this position only the fingertips and the thumb print touch the instrument. The fourth finger will not be as arched as the other fingers because of its size and relative reach.

Your thumb should be flat against the back of the neck approximately right behind the first and second finger. The exact position varies with thumb, neck and hand size. The thumb pushes against the neck while the fingers press down.

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