Welcome to a new weekly 10-second tip.

This week it is a simple but very important one.

“Secure your guitar”


Whether or not you sit, stand, or jump around like Angus Young of AC/DC when playing guitar, you must keep your guitar secure.

The guitar should be stable and solid as you play.

If it is moving around as you play, you will be making life harder for yourself.


The difference between having your guitar nice and secure and having it bouncing around everywhere is like the difference between rowing a boat on a calm, lazy river versus rowing it during a wild, thrashing storm where the boat is getting smashed by waves.

Therefore, get in a comfortable position, and keep your guitar secure as you play.

For these reasons, I like to encourage students to play in the classical position and use a strap. (Something I rather wittily call the “Classical With A Strap” position, haha).


I talk about this in various resources, one being my Essential Guitar Technique eBook, available as part of my eBook bundle.

You can find out more about it below:

Guitar Domination Super eBook Bundle


Enjoy your day!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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