1234 Support Fingering

 

by Taura Eruera

 

Control Your Fingers

In order to play anything on guitar you need control of your fingers.

You need to be able to consciously communicate with your fingers and give them clear instructions.

Prior to that step you need to be able to give clear instructions to your brain.

Here's a way to test your ability to give clear instructions to your brain and fingers: support fingering.

Support fingering is the process of the non-playing fingers supporting the playing finger/s.

This is probably the single most important fretting lesson you can take.


It will correct all your infirmities and imbalances.

It will stabilise your hand that you can hold unshakeably in one position while your fingers dance across the strings.

Support fingering will allow you to shift from position to position and land on any finger and play without interruption or hesitation.

Support fingering allows you to play with any finger on any note on any string in any position.

Play with four fingers

One of the big benefits of support fingering is that you will play with all four fingers, not just one or two. 

Can you imagine that?

If you can not imagine your little finger being a strong player, you need to practise support fingering.

Immediately.

Consistently.

Persistently.

For a minimum of 21 days.

When you watch the video you will see a process that takes approximately five minutes.

There's no rush.  Hold every note for 4 beats.

And let the muscles learn what they have to do


Read that last sentence carefully.

"Let the muscles learn what they have to do."

That's your mantra.

"Let the muscles learn what they have to do."

The thousands of fine and big muscles that control those things we call fingers, have alot of learning to do.

The mind needs nanoseconds to learn.

The muscles need minutes to learn.

"Let the muscles learn what they have to do."

Give the muscles time to learn what they have to do.

Students who practise this regimen daily for these 5 minutes a day, report amazing results. 

You can download the 21 day Internalisation Programme to help you.

When you watch the video take notes so that you can instruct your brain to instruct your fingers.

Take the Quiz


To support your support fingering awareness you can also take the quiz immediately below.

 

Notice how grateful you'll feel when you complete your 21 day Internalisation Programme.

Go and start building your support fingering technique now.

 

 1243 Support Fingering

There are another 23 of these support fingering you can learn.

The 1234 support fingering process is more than enough for a beginner.

To give you a taste of the others, the 1243 system follows.