Lesson: 4th Finger Position and Left Hand Alignment

A lesson for the left hand 4th finger (pinky) position and left hand alignment with common problems and solutions. I cover some general topics first and then give a tutorial on some exercises from my technique book. The four things to check: 1) Guitar Position and Posture; 2) Left Arm and Hand Position; 3) Knuckles Parallel with Fingerboard; 4) Palm close to fingerboard. Bringing that 4th finger knuckle in close to the fretboard is essential. Always play on your fingertips, with curved fingers (at each joint), and very close to the fret. This might also help with basic stretches. Here’s the Youtube Lesson Link.

The exercises are from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios via my sheet music store. The 122 page book includes: Practice Routines, Tips, 100 Open String Exercises, 120 Giuliani Arpeggios, Scales, Slur Exercises, Shifts, Finger Independence, Barre, Tremolo, Common Harmonics, and much more.

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