Watch the The Left Hand online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

Here’s where I say “I’m not just saying this because I’m a guitar teacher…” Lots of people I know are self-taught guitar players, but the most important lessons you can take in your musical path are your first ones. It’s so easy to get started with the right technique but much more difficult to correct bad habits. In this lesson, I’ll teach you how and where to place your fingers on the neck. With proper left hand technique you’re on your way to getting a clear and clean sound.