How to Hold a Guitar and Fret a Note
Here is a video beginner guitar lesson where I teach you how to hold a guitar and fret a note. When you rest your guitar on your knee, make sure your foot is firmly on the ground or even elevated. You can buy a foot rest stand to elevate your foot. Also, remember to keep your guitar’s head-stock slightly elevated when playing.
When fretting a note, be sure to keep your thumb vertical when placing it on the back of the neck. If a note is buzzing when you try to fret a note, it is usually easy to fix the buzzing noise. Make sure the padded part of the tip of your finger is directly on the string and your finger is right behind the metal of the fret without touching the fret. Finally, make sure you’re squeezing with enough pressure clamping your thumb and finger together.
Please watch the video to see the finer points of fretting a note.