Watch the Left and Right Hand Position online guitar lesson by Richard Gilewitz from Jump Start Fingerstyle Guitar

Let’s learn how to hold a flat pick (plectrum) properly and use it to strum the guitar. Notice how I use the pick to target different strings while I strum.

You can also strum with all the fingers. Keep your right shoulder relaxed and be sure to breathe.

When fretting chords, work on keeping your left wrist level so you don’t cause any strain. And keep your head up so you don’t strain your neck.