Thumb Position for Guitar

Thumb Position for Guitar is a free video lesson for beginning guitar players by Peter Vogl. We will discuss where to place the thumb of your left hand on the back of the guitar neck for the best results. A neutral position for the thumb is vertically in the middle of the neck and laterally in line with your index finger. This is a good starting position but it may vary depending on what notes or chords you are playing and possibly hand size. We'll also demonstrate how thumb position can affect the ability of your other left hand fingers to stretch over the frets. To learn more about guitar techniques, check out our Basics & Beginner Chords premium lesson.

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beginner guitar lessonsThe Beginner Guitar Package by Peter Vogl contains six downloadable video lessons for the absolute beginning guitarist. You will learn how to hold the guitar and pick, how to play notes, easy melodies, beginner chords and strums, and more. These downloadable Quicktime video lessons are designed for someone who has never played guitar before and will teach them all of the necessary fundamentals for becoming a guitarist. The included lessons are Beginning Guitar Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. This package contains over 2 hours of video instruction. Watch a Preview