It’s important to position the finger in the correct way within each fret space. This will prevent unwanted fret buzz noises and allow notes to ring out clearly. The finger should be position close to but not on the fret. Also the least amount of pressure is required to press the string in this position. When the finger is in position on the fret board it is important to avoid pulling and bending the string. This will alter the pitch of the note that is being produced.
The finger tips are also likely to hurt at first but thicker skin calluses will soon develop making playing much more comfortable.
Play through the notes displayed on the tab.
• The position of the finger within the fret • The pressure required to press the fret • Fret buzz noises aren’t being produced • Unwanted pitch bends aren’t occurring when fretting the strings
In next week’s lesson we will be looking at the technique needed to get good Fretting Hand Finger Positioning.