David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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  1. Joyson Abraham
    February 26th, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    Hello Sir,

    I find you lesson very very helpful i giving me confidence to start playing guitar. I am 30 years old and so a late starter. I got my first acoustic guitar last week. But now my doubt is, is it possible that someones fingers are too short in length so he can never fret without touching adjacent strings. Can you please let me know is there a Technic how to bend the fingers so that inside of my palm doesn’t touch the first string in the bottom.

    I am kind of confused whether my palm is too small after trying a bit.

    Thanks & Regards
    Joyson Abraham

  2. Nagaarjun
    December 3rd, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Hello Sir,
    I am a 12 year old boy who wants to play guitar like a rock star.These points is making me more familiar to play guitar well.


  3. Andrew Ley
    June 13th, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    One of those fundamental lessons that guitar players at all levels should revisit from time to time. Thank you.

  4. Dann
    April 25th, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    Hello Sir,
    I am writing this to you in order to express my gratitude. You have already helped me a lot and I am much more confident holding the thing I’ve dreamt so much- the Guitar.
    May God bless you and help you continue helping the other discover the wonders of music.
    Sincerely, Dan

  5. wyn
    September 9th, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Hi there – I came to your article having scoured the net looking for an answer to possibly a stupid question.
    I have been playing acoustic 6 string for years and am comfortable finger picking. While playing I support my hand by placing the tip of my little finger on the soundboard. I have just acquired a dobro (round neck) for the first time – how should I place my hand? Resting the base/wrist on the bridge makes it difficult to pick the bottom 3 and unsupported I lose accuracy. Is it OK to rest the pinky on the resonator or will this mar the tone?

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