#1
This seems really stressful to do for a full length concert but how do they survive it, even i cant stand doing this practicing songs much more perform like this
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#2
Hand syncing?

But seriously, most of those bands who actually play below their knees are playing very simple chord patterns (see crabcore), and/or they've just gotten used to doing it over the years. Most players tend to find it extremely debilitating to play much below the waist though, hence all the really technically oriented players tend to play higher.
#3
Because they play shitty shit and can afford to play shittily.
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but what about KISS they do that sometimes
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#5
dudes like paul gilbert, steve vai can still be cool while playing it high, and btw i think in the present time tom morello is the guy who ive seen with the highest guitar above the weist
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Quote by Kanthras
Because they play shitty shit and can afford to play shittily.

very clearly stated lol
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but what about KISS they do that sometimes


KISS are far from technical. Doesn't mean they're bad, but most of the songs are very, very simple. Also, I've never seen Ace, Paul or Tommy play that low. I'm 90% sure the other guitarists played quite high also. Gene plays pretty low sometimes, but he's quite a big guy, and he's been playing for over 30 years now, so he's used to it. Actually slinging the guitar below the knees is usually something only hardcore and metal bands do, and even then it's rare.
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very clearly stated lol

I should clarify that with "shitty" I mean shitty technique wise, not necessarily shitty musically.
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#9
Rob from metallica , he plays with his bass around the knee's , he opens his legs to give me support to his left hand.
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Simple answer: they can afford a very good osteopath.
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#11
As Bobofthedead says.... Prolonged playing with your left wrist severely bent will eventually cause problems... Carpal tunnel is very common.
It's also why you see a lot of folks playing like this using their thumb to make "barre" chords.
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As Bobofthedead says.... Prolonged playing with your left wrist severely bent will eventually cause problems... Carpal tunnel is very common.
It's also why you see a lot of folks playing like this using their thumb to make "barre" chords.


Actually you see people using their thumb to make chords because it frees up other fingers for doing other things.
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#13
The only bands I've ever seen that do that were the really simple nu-metal bands whose songs consist of 3 or 4 single finger power chords. Doesn't mean they're bad. It's just pretty easy to play that kind of stuff regardless or your guitar's position.


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#14
Practice and experience

I have mine "low", not stupidly low, but I hate playing with it so high, it feels unnatural to me.
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#15
Lol i went to this concert and saw some bands playing guitar all fancy. They were playing very shitty, i was standing front row and was laughing at them. Very poor knowledge they had
#16
They do it for style.

Jimmy Page plays with it really low, but he's also super lanky. I myself am pretty lanky, but what I've found is that playing low messes up my left hand's wrist position and makes it a lot harder to play, plus my right shoulder tenses up because my arm is not being supported by the guitar as much (I'm not talking about anchoring.. I'm talking about where your forearm rests on the guitar, right below the elbow joint in my case.)
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I should clarify that with "shitty" I mean shitty technique wise, not necessarily shitty musically.



Bob Mould is a damn good guitarist, at least from Zen Arcade on and he's plays with his guitar pretty low. To be fair though most people who play low aren't exactly technical masters.
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#18
You can wear the guitar low and then get the rest of your body contorted so that the hand working the guitar still has decent access.

There's also the old "lift the guitar for tricky bits" trick - look at Slash's vertical guitar or Petrucci's "one foot on monitor" pose. (even now DT have in ear monitors he still does it - as he points out himself, I must add!)
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You can wear the guitar low and then get the rest of your body contorted so that the hand working the guitar still has decent access.

There's also the old "lift the guitar for tricky bits" trick - look at Slash's vertical guitar or Petrucci's "one foot on monitor" pose. (even now DT have in ear monitors he still does it - as he points out himself, I must add!)


I must say this helps tremendously, without looking like a jazz player haha. Although, he does wear it pretty high already...


Anyways, I always play high, and I guess never bother looking cool. I say I would never sacrifice technique, In reality, I just have to practice standing more
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Hand syncing?

But seriously, most of those bands who actually play below their knees are playing very simple chord patterns (see crabcore), and/or they've just gotten used to doing it over the years. Most players tend to find it extremely debilitating to play much below the waist though, hence all the really technically oriented players tend to play higher.

this. the only person i can think of who doesnt is slash. but he usually tilts the guitar up on his leg whenplaying more complicated stuff.
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There's also the old "lift the guitar for tricky bits" trick - look at Slash's vertical guitar or Petrucci's "one foot on monitor" pose. (even now DT have in ear monitors he still does it - as he points out himself, I must add!)


'trooch's "foot on the monitor" moments aren't to help with playing though, it's a pure image thing. There are any number of vids out there (old and new) where he doesn't use the "monitors" during solos and complex passages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5VwPfyEq3w
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There are any number of vids out there (old and new) where he doesn't use the "monitors" during solos and complex passages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5VwPfyEq3w


But he's Petrucci. Petrucci's rules don't apply to mortals


Either way, it helps me play better AND look cool!
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#23
i actually think people that play with their guitar high up look alot cooler than people with their guitar low. because people who have their guitar high usually have it high because thats how its most comfortable. people who have their guitars low are usually doing it to look "cool".
#24
'trooch's "foot on the monitor" moments aren't to help with playing though, it's a pure image thing.


He's said it's a playing thing, although I cannot find a link presently.

Maybe he was just joking around.
#25
they do it just to be "cool" ya know?most of these people play metal and its subgenres,not like technical deathmetal which is really difficult,but like nu metal and stuff..

I find it comfortable to hang it just above the waist,like vai and satch do
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He's said it's a playing thing, although I cannot find a link presently.

Maybe he was just joking around.


Weird because like I said, there are plenty of vids hanging around of him shredding it up like he usually does without having his foot on anything
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#27
avenged ******fold plays like that. somehow they can do sweeps and shred, even though its very basic arpeggios and stolen riffs.