In this video we are going to be looking at Guitarist’s Nail Care. This includes shaping, the tools for the jobs and how to maintain your nails. Your nails are the final piece in the jigsaw for allowing a polished technique to produce the best possible tone on the guitar. Whether you are using a cheap guitar or a top of the range model, your nail quality and tone will be the essential tools & technique to project your sound.
These technique will prove to be the building blocks on which to base all of your guitar playing for the future. It will ensure a good tone and secure placement of the fingers on the strings and help those of you who are just starting out and others who are looking to improve those flaws in your existing techniques.
This video is part of a series of tutorials on the most essential techniques in learning to play the guitar.
With over 30 years of experience, I have decided to compile all the most important techniques into individual video lessons.
I will help guide you through every step of the way, giving you the advice that was passed on to me by my tutors, and that I have discovered works best in over 30 years of teaching all age groups.
The subjects we will cover include;
An Introduction #1
• Sitting Position and posture #2
• Left hand technique #3
• Left hand exercises #4
• Right hand technique #5
• Right hand Apoyando Exercises #6
• Right hand Same string Tirando exercises #7
• Right hand Thumb exercises #8
• Right hand chords & arpeggios exercises #9
• Right hand 2 note chords exercises #10
• Right hand Rolled Chords #11
• Combining both Hands – The 1 Octave Major Scale 12
• Creating smooth Chord Changes 13
Each video will be concise and cover just the important information that will allow you to follow me step by step, and ultimately retain the information to ensure a secure technical foundation on which to build your guitar experiences.
If you are looking to buy a guitar then please do check out my videos on “A beginners guide to buying the right guitar for you.”
And “How to check a guitar before buying.”
I don’t expect all of my students to want to become professional musicians, but I do love hearing from past students who tell me that they still play their guitars nearly every day, either to destress, to their kids, at parties, or just for the sheer pleasure of it!
Surely that’s what it’s all about?
So, come on, leap in and let me help you on your journey to learning to play the guitar.
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