Watch the Guide Fingers online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Essential Techniques
In this second part of Essential Techniques, I will be focusing on the fretting hand. There are many basic principles of economy of motion and conservation of energy that are quite often overlooked by students of all levels. By applying the lessons in this series, you will assure yourself a "level playing field" in your technique thus eliminating any weak areas.
Pivot and guide fingers are basic fingering techniques which establish security and efficiency in the fretting hand.