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Lesson 5 The Right Hand Position

The right hand is of course just as important as the left hand. It takes two hands to play guitar. Having good form will make a difference in the quality of your play, the speed that you can play at and it will prevent any injuries that can develop over time.



The image above shows good right hand wrist positioning. The outside of the wrist should be close to straight. This will allow the tendons of the hand to move freely and quickly.

The illustration at right shows poor wrist position. The wrist is bent too far. This can cause difficulty playing and even, over time, trouble with the tendons.



A Note about the positioning of the right hand: This is just a recommendation. Different people do play differently and you should always be comfortable when you play. Do not sacrifice enjoyment of playing in an attempt to achieve perfect form.


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