One of the things that can make or break a guitar enthusiast is their fretting strength. In this session of the best guitar lessons in Singapore, we would be taking a look at proper fretting techniques for beginners.
If you haven’t already, depending on how often you practice, you will soon start experiencing some discomfort in your wrist and fingertips. It will last for a while but eventually disappears. Your wrist and fingertips will grow stronger and eventually get used to the position while your fingertips gets tough. Your fingertips will rip off and grow back stronger and tougher. As a joke, the rip off is a badge.
Also, keep your fingernails as short as possible. This is because your nails interfere when fretting your notes and chords, causing them to sound funny. A test to determine the length of your nails is to put your fingertips on a flat surface, like a table. If you can feel your fingers before the tip of your finger, you need to cut it.
As you keep practicing your chords and notes, if you feel more pain than necessary, STOP! The pain may be telling you something is wrong or you are using a wrong fretting technique. Take a break and come back to it later.
WHEN FRETTING: Ensure that your fingers are clustered and not apart. Place your FINGERTIPS cupped and on the strings always. Make sure your thumb is in the proper place, at the back of the neck.
This ensures the best sound always and you can play for as long as you like without discomfort of any kind.