Poll: Which leg do you play on?
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View poll results: Which leg do you play on?
Left leg
15 17%
Right leg
73 83%
Voters: 88.
#1
Sorry if this has been asked before (I was too lazy to use the search bar ) but if I am a right handed guitarist is it better for me to place the guitar on my right or left leg? I have always felt that it is more comfortable to play on my right leg. What do you all play on?
Last edited by Fender_Fever at Jan 13, 2009,
#3
right leg, unless im tapping it always manages to skip over wen i lean the guitar up & back
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#4
Depends, Sometimes I put it in the middle of my legs, and sometimes on my right leg
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#5
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Sorry if this has been asked before (I was too lazy to use the search bar ) but if I am a right handed guitarist is it better for me to place the guitar on my right or left leg? I have always felt that it is more comfortable to play it this way. What do you all play on?


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#6
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Right. If you're right handed, it makes it a lot easier. . .Duh.

I was reading though in This technique guide. And it told right handers to put it on the left leg and immediately I thought that would be wrong, so I asked the forums.
#7
the whole classical position is resting your left foot on a stool or some thing that elevates your foot and you rest the guitar on your left leg. when i do play sitting down, which is very rare, i play on my right leg.
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#9
I play in a Classical Position most of the time. I feel it gives me most control. More room to move my arm, etc.
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#10
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Sorry if this has been asked before (I was too lazy to use the search bar ) but if I am a right handed guitarist is it better for me to place the guitar on my right or left leg? I have always felt that it is more comfortable to play on my right leg. What do you all play on?



I always play sitting, and the guitar rests between the legs resting on the inside edges of both of them. That way it is less a strain on the left wrist to fret the strings. I want the guitar angled upward about 45 degrees.

#12
I use to always play on my left leg because it was easier but once I started needing to use the higher frets it became a lot easier on my right.
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#13
Depends on the body shape. My SG I play past my right leg, my Jagmaster and RG I play on the right leg. Sometimes I change how I'm sitting with the Jagmaster and it ends up on the left leg.
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#14
I started with classical, so mostly left (if I am on a stool), right if I am reclined on the couch.
#15
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Depends, Sometimes I put it in the middle of my legs, and sometimes on my right leg

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#16
When I'm shredding, I put the guitar on my right leg, sorta in between my legs, being right handed. When I'm NOT shredding, I put it on my left.

Right leg= easier sweeping for me.
#17
I mix it up between my right leg and the classical position.If I'm playing an acoustic which is pretty rare,I always use the classical position,it just feels better.

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#19
Classical FTW. It feels terrible on my right leg.
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#20
sitting down it is on my right, but I play standing up most of the time, and when I solo I prop my guitar up on my left leg because i wear my guitar as low as I can.
#21
I play with my middle leg quite a bit.
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#22
Left leg for me, actually.

Yes, I'm right-handed, but I just prefer how it feels on my left leg. I find it easier that way for my left hand to reach the higher frets.
#23
I play on my right leg when I'm playing metal songs with lots of heavy riffs.

I play classical style when I'm playing fast and up the neck.
#24
im right handed but i use my left leg when sitting down, it slightly resembles the way you play if you were standing up somewhat and you have more elbow movement than what you would have using your right leg.
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#25
Both cause I play Lap Steel :p

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#26
I know it is against the grain, but I have always put it on my left leg. I have tried to break this habit, but find it harder to see and feel the neck with it on my right leg.

I rest it on my left leg with the neck raised a bit, kind of like classical style. Then, when I stand, I also raise the neck a bit.
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#27
I play on my right lef (I'm right handed). I guess I'll start training myself to play classical style.
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#30
i almost never play sitting down unless i'm tracking in the studio.
but when i'm doing that, it really depends. when i'm laying down a simple rhythm track, i usually rest it on my right leg. if its a lead, or more technically involved rhythm, then it will be on my left leg, cuz thats how i first learned guitar (i took classical for three years before even touching an electric guitar), and i feel i have better control over everything i'm doing.
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#31
Both, I swap between a fair bit, usually my left (classical) to get a better view or get better reach on the higher frets, and right for rythm work, though they're interchangable.
#32
Left-handed.
So left leg.
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#33
Left leg ,and I'm righthanded. But I used to play classical guitar for 8 years, so I got used to it.
I also tend to put my left foot on something so it stands higher then the right one.
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