Looking at my left hand

Question: "One thing I need help with, when looking at my left hand to be sure I am fretting correctly, etc it is hard to keep the neck and spine straight out as you say. You have to bend the neck down in order to see the frets."

Answer: The important thing is to maintain the lengthening spine regardless of where your head is... you are not expected to sit like a statue!

Question: "How else can we watch our hands ?"
Answer: The scale and arpeggio fingerings in my books are designed specifically to help you find your way around the neck by feel... pay particular attention to the fingerings. Often a change of position will involve maintaining contact with the string and listening for the destination tone.