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**Fretting Hand Technique Explained**

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2427 Comments

Good explanation technique You have. And nice shirt too :)

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    Thanks friend.

Good video, it’s a reminder of techniques that we all have to do in order to sound better. The “Trying” principle was a helpful tip.

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    Thanks friend! Yes, it’s really true about “trying”. So underrated!

Great for someone starting out, looking for more advanced techniques and speed/accuracy building skills lessons.

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    Hold tight friend! Tons of advanced stuff coming too!

Great video, I think anyone no matter skill level can take this information and use it. Even as a more advanced player it’s still nice to be reinforced with these techniques.

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    Thanks friend! It’s true. I have been playing for over 20 years, and drilling the basics is still the best. A foundation can’t be TOO strong.

As always great instruction. In fretting a chord every guitarist I’ve seen is able to keep the fingers perpendicular to the neck (nearly straight up and down). I been at this a couple of years now but to get all my fingers on the strings some of the fingers need to angle – often the first finger. On a barre chord the middle finger angles – almost leaning on the barred finger. This isn’t usually a problem unless I’m stretching the little finger out to get another note. I don’t have a great finger span even though I have large hands. Is this a technique issue, a physical/flexibility issue or both? Is it important to work to make my finger angles look like yours?

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    I will answer this one directly on Video 3! The answer will make you happy!

info on fretting barr chords was new to me … i have been playing guitar for fun all my life and can’t play a barr chord. Going to try this. Thank you.

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    You WILL be playing them shortly!

Excellent – now, if only I could change smoothly and quickly from one chord shape to another……

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    Pick two chords and transitions between the two with no strumming. Quickest way to do this!

Hi Eric—-This is a very good video on technique. I will be putting it into practice starting now. Thank You—Papad

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    :)

Rocking vid, thank you man, the thing that helped me the most was the thumb technique, the “being able to hold a marker” thing, keep rocking

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    awesome man! :)

I’m more or less ’’advanced’’ so I already learned this stuff the hard way but I wish this would have been out when I was learning barre chords would have saved me alot of time and a few grey hairs. Can’t wait for the next vid man!

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    More advanced stuff coming! Ozzy rules! :)

Thank you Erich!
You rock! you have to be my number one inspiration in getting better at playing guitar!
keep up the good work, your making a change in peoples’ lives brother.

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    Best comment today friend! Thank you for “fuel” to keep doing this.

Great! Thank You Master, Your video’s really helpful. I started playing the guitar half year ago, but I was not glad of my skills, now I know why, I’ve been doing it wrong way. I’m waiting for Your next lesson ;)

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    Thanks friend!

Thanks, Erich. I’ve been a GS follower for years and it just keeps getting better (pre eBook 1). Realized that I have gotten lazy and am not curling my fingers enough. I’ll sound better now!

My kids throw the javelin in track & field. Like the guitar, it is more about technique than strength! Looking forward to the next vid!

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    TOTALLY! Actually ALL of life is like this. Except maybe powerlifting… HAHA!! Actually there is a LOT of technique needed for that too.

ok sorry I am seeing the video right now on vimeo Thank you

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    :)

hi thank you for all the tips you can give us it helps a lot for my part when I play bar chord there is always one chords that is muted Iwill try what you say Ithink it could help me. By the way was there a viedeo to watch? I got the pdf file … and couldn’t see the video.

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    Yes, everybody is watching it. Maybe a setting on your computer. Thank you Martha.

thanks for the video Eric. remembering hand position is key. i am going to practice CM, AB, and F right now!

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    You are right friend!

Thank you sir! Great video! I have been watching you for over a year now but it seams even when I see something you’ve already said it sinks in more and more every time. You’ve been a MASSIVE help to my guitar playing! Can’t wait for the rest of your videos! Thanks again and kudos to you for what you do!

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    You are so welcome my friend. I am stoked when I receive a comment such a yours. Thank you and please, stay in touch!!!!!!!
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YE THIS WAS GREAT HELP ME A LOT ESPECIALLY THE FRETTING WITH THE FINGER TIPS AM GOING TO TRY IT OUT AGAIN NOW GREAT PRETTY COOL STUFF THANKS

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    FINGERTIPS!!! :)

I have learned more in the few months working with Erich than I could have ever imagined! This guy rocks! Can’t wait to see more videos!

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    U rule Jake. Thanks brotha! ;)

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    So sorry David. Try another Browser as I have not had any other reports. e :)