#1
I've been playing for about 5 or so years, and this is a stupid question but here goes.

Here's a video of me playing a song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ85vXCvPBg

At like 0:49 seconds you can see my wrist bent over at pretty much 80 degrees or so. It's not the most comfortable way to play, but for some parts I have to play like that. Is this a sign that my strap is too low? Or preferably, is this normal? And no, I'm not gay and have extremely limp wrists. Is this likely to cause permanent damage?

I though that it's probably better to correct this before I've been playing for 20 years and it's too late to change the way I play.
Last edited by BGSM at Mar 6, 2009,
#2
might be too high if you think about it, cause you have to reach up, i dunno, if your struggling to reach the low e string then your straps too high if its the high e string then too low
#3
as someone who wears his guitar strap fully extended i have plenty of experience playing like that, tilt the neck up and you wont need to bend your wrist as much and it will be easier to play

edit: a little lower then profile pic for reference and my wrist typically doesn't bend more than 45 degrees
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Last edited by justinb904 at Mar 6, 2009,
#4
^ Yeah, I usually do that.

Also, people that rate videos one star are bitches.
#5
Maybe you should try when the neck has an angle of 45 degrees from your body?

I've rated your vid with 4 stars
#7
Yeah, raising the strap and tilting the neck helps loads. Can't beleive I didn't realise this earlier, haha. Cheers for the ratings