When guitar fingers are playing a note, they must be firm in order to press the string to the fret.
And, we must teach the fingers to direct the weight of the arm to the strings.
The ability to direct arm weight through the fingers on to the strings is one of the secrets of easy,
good, and great guitar playing. When we do this, it is called "The Heavy Arm".
Watch this video, and learn how to use the firm fingers and heavy arm to direct arm weight to the strings.
Congratulations! You have taught each of your fingers how to be relaxed, curled and separated on the guitar strings. This is the first essential step in getting real control of your fingers.
Now your're ready for the next step in your left hand transformation - making the finger firm and adding the arm weight to them with the Heavy Arm...
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