Chapter 5: Preparing to Play Guitar

Lesson 1: Playing Guitar with Proper Posture

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews how to play the guitar with proper posture. In this video we cover how to play the guitar while sitting, the difference between how to position an acoustic vs electric guitar, the purpose of a guitar strap and on which leg you should rest a nylon string guitar.

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Lesson 2: Holding the Guitar

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews how to hold the guitar. In this video we cover how to properly stabilize the guitar while swinging your right arm.

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Lesson 3: Playing the Guitar with a Pick

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews what you need to know how to play the guitar with a pick. In this video we cover the different types of picks, how to hold the pick and how to properly stum the strings using a pick.

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Lesson 4: Playing Guitar with Your Fingers

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews what you need to play the guitar fingerstyle. In this video we cover how to play with your fingers using various postures such as free stroke, rest strokes, alternating fingers, arpeggiating and chording.

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Lesson 5: Tips for Your Right Hand

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews what you need to know when using your right hand to play the guitar. In this video we cover how to be accurate and what not to do with your right hand while strumming.

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Lesson 6: Positioning Your Left Hand

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews what you need to know when using your left hand to play the guitar. In this video we cover how use the proper wrist, thumb and finger placements.

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Lesson 7: Fretting Notes

A free instructional video by StrumSchool that reviews how to fret notes on the guitar. In this video we cover where to place your fingers, how hard to press and how to play the spider exercise.

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Chapter 5: Preparing to Play Guitar

Before you start shredding, there are a few simple and important fundamentals that you need to master. This chapter covers how to get ready to play by teaching you hold the guitar, playing with a pick or your fingers and how to fret notes. (7 Videos -- 35 Minutes)

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