In this lesson we are going to learn about the finger numbering system that we will be using in all of our lessons. These finger numbers refer to the fingers on your left hand. This may seem very simple, but if you are a beginner it is very important to use the correct fingering on the examples that we will be giving you. Getting in the habit of using the proper finger now will make your life a lot easier when you start to learn more complicated passages on the guitar. Use this video as a reference and make sure that you understand which finger to use in any given situation.
Use the provided finger numbering diagram to reference which number is associated with what finger on your hand.
Your index finger will be referred to as your “first finger.”
Your middle finger will be referred to as your “second finger.”
Your ring finger will be referred to as your “third finger.”
Your pinky finger will be referred to as your “fourth finger.”