...when pressing down on guitar strings?
I just started taking guitar lessons this week, and am glad I did so. The lesson and homework have been fun and challenging. The teacher said it looked like I was holding my left hand correctly and my fingers were coming in toward the neck and strings at about 90 degrees. Overall, he said my form was quite good and that I shouldn't have any trouble learning as long as I make the effort and practice.
My concern is pressing down on the strings. It may be too early to be concerned about this, but it seems like the amount of pressure I'm using to press down on the strings may be enough to slow down my chord changes.
For those seasoned players out there, should the tips of my fingers be turning white, or am I pressing down too hard on the neck and strings?