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Old 06-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
JustALameKid
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should i be playing on my left knee?

i'm right handed, and i've always found it much more comfortable playing on my left knee. it feels awkward playing on my right, and i find it easier to hit higher notes whist my guitar rests on my left knee. i also broke my pinkie years ago, and it never healed right, so it's easier to play on my left knee. i know when it comes to playing style, and everything, it's all about personal preference. but are people going to ridicule me for doing so? and it is just, like, not right?
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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No, playing on your left knee is the classical playing position. It helps with hitting high notes among other advantages.
There's nothing wrong. Continue doing it. Develop your craft.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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No, playing on your left knee is the classical playing position. It helps with hitting high notes among other advantages.
There's nothing wrong. Continue doing it. Develop your craft.


^Yup.

If you play technical music it's sometime easier using this position.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #4
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It's all preference. As those guys said, playing on the left knee is classical position. It really can help. Some people like playing on the right leg and can play circles around us. Haha. So it's up to whatever you want to do.

I do have a suggestion. Try propping your left foot up on something. A guitar footstool would be ideal, but anything that can get your foot 3-6 inches off the ground. It makes the benefits of playing on the left leg even better. You may already be doing this, but I figured I'd throw it out there just in case.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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JosephVincent - alright, well thank you.

ibanezguitars44 - well, thank you for the advice, but yes, i do in fact prop my left leg up upon my bed frame, which it does make it better.
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