Because legato is all based in the fretting hand – poor fretting technique is generally the cause of most legato problems.

I find, most of the time – if a student is struggling with legato they generally struggle with other things related to fretting, too.⁠

Like everything, good legato takes time.

Legato requires a certain amount of strength and dexterity from the fretting hand which only comes from practice.⁠

That being said – here are 4 things that will improve your legato playing and overall fretting.⁠

1. Curve your knuckles and distal joints.⁠
2. Keep your fingers inline with the frets.⁠
3. Keep your thumb in the back of the neck inline with the 2nd finger.⁠
4. Keep your fingers close to the strings.⁠

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