#1
So after four years of playing guitar, I just recently started to get used to standing up, and I encountered a problem. I set my strap about medium height, and I can access the bottom four strings easily. It gets kinda sketchy on the A string and nearly impossible on the E string. I have to bend my wrist a lot to reach my thumb around the neck. Also, I tried "star power" but it was extremely bothersome to keep it up, and it made my playing worse. I have a Telecaster copy, and thought that maybe the strap hooks aren't quite set up for that kind of playing.

And while standing, it's very hard for me to finger this chord:

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#2
thats a chord?

EDIT: i hope you mean 7 and not 5.. thats a one hell of a stretch
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Last edited by RockinRyan13 at Dec 14, 2009,
#4
Hold the guitar at an angle, or find a height that is comfortable. I play mine around my waistish.
#5
Adjust your strap length till you find something comfortable.

There is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution to your problem.
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#6
Quote by RockinRyan13
thats a chord?

EDIT: i hope you mean 7 and not 5.. thats a one hell of a stretch


Nope. You fret the 5th fret with the index and barre your pinky over the 9th fret
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#7
2 options here:

1. raise your strap to the level it would be if you were sitting down.

2. practice.

1.5. combination of 1 and 2 with the strap being a bit lower.
#8
if you can do it while sitting then, obviously the guitar needs to be at the same height as it is when you sit.

like said, eventually with practice, you can lower it. but for now, you'll want to play like tom or dave.
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