Watch the Holding the Guitar online guitar lesson by TrueFire from The Indispensable Toolbox for Guitarists

Holding the Guitar - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Susan Mazer and is sourced from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide.

You would think that holding the guitar wouldn't need its own lesson. Although the techniques are very quick and simple, it's also one of the most important lessons to help you to get started on track. It doesn't matter whether you sit, stand, use a strap or a footstool, there are some clear "dos and don'ts." One of the first things I tell my students is if it doesn't feel natural, it probably isn't right. The guitar should feel like an extension of your body. Keeping that in mind, let's get started with guitar in hand!