#1
hi. i have a question about fingers' angle
when i play guitar my left hand finger are completely vertical on the fretboard and my teacher says that's the right fingering
but i see in many videos that professionals or some of my other friends have some angle on their left hand fingers when touching the fretboard. some thing between horizontal and vertical
my teacher says after a while my hands get to that shape automatically!
so is that righr?or i must practice that type?or which type is better?
#2
whichever's more comfortable. when barring, your finger obviously needs to be flat across the strings to perform the barre. when playing an open chord, you'll need to make sure the open strings ring out, so your fingers shouldn't be touching them.
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#3
I'd follow your music teachers advice.. getting into bad habits early on will make things harder- when you progress you'll realize how to alter the angle, but as of now it's best to build up the finger strength.

It also sounds sloppy when you first start playing at an angle.. with all that string noise you'd almost certainly cause.
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#5
I think it's better to play however you're comfortable. The problem with a teacher is that as much as they are going to help you with theory and technique and such, they are also going to cause you to conform to a certain way of playing. Embrace your own style of while learning the necessities of music.
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I think it's better to play however you're comfortable. The problem with a teacher is that as much as they are going to help you with theory and technique and such, they are also going to cause you to conform to a certain way of playing. Embrace your own style of while learning the necessities of music.



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