Guitar Technique

Guitar Technique Lessons

Good guitar technique is vital for becoming a good guitarist. However, it is rarely something we are born with; it takes guidance and training. In your guitar lessons you’ll learn how to develop fantastic guitar technique. You’ll learn how to correct bad habits, create good new ones, and learn to play with speed, accuracy and style.

Elementary Technique

There are many factors that can make guitar playing harder than it needs to be. Conversely, getting things right makes life much easier.


Some crucial areas of guitar technique include:

  • Left and right hand positions
  • Thumb position
  • Pick grip
  • Picking angle
  • Pick trajectory
  • Alternate picking
  • Fingerpicking
  • Economy of movements
  • Tension

In your lessons you can learn how to get all of these things right, opening doors to new repertoire and possibilities.

Intermediate Technique

Once you’ve learned the basics of good guitar technique, the next phase is to refine your technique.


This involves careful work on what are sometimes challenging technical exercises. The focus here is to improve:

  • Efficiency
  • Finger independence
  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Strength
  • Stamina
  • Reach
  • Coordination

Each of these improvements allows you to play more challenging material, faster and with greater precision and freedom than ever before.

Advanced Technique

The highest levels of guitar technique are reached through careful analysis and identification of individual technical flaws.

Stuart will assess your guitar technique and set appropriate exercises to address your particular challenges.

You can also learn specific advanced techniques such as:

  • Tapping
  • Sweeping
  • Economy picking
  • Hybrid picking

Each of these techniques allows notes to be performed at seemingly super-human speeds. But no special natural abilities are required.

Each of these advanced techniques can be taught to virtually anybody.

Booking a Guitar Lesson

To book a guitar lesson with Stuart, or to ask a question about taking lessons, send an email using the button below:

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“I once thought you had to be born with great technique, but soon learned that simple changes can open the door to speed and accuracy.”

– Stuart Bahn