#1
Alright, I have recently ventured into the realm of playing while standing. I seem to be doing ok with my fret hand, however, my picking hand is having some issues. Sometimes it sounds like im just slapping the strings and other times I can actually feel the pick sliding diagonally across the strings instead of down them.

I have watched some videos online and I noticed that some people pick farther up the neck than in between the pick-ups.

Any help would be great.
#2
if its hard to play, higher the strap. rather look goofy and play good, than look "cool" and sound like a donkeys ass.
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#3
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if its hard to play, higher the strap. rather look goofy and play good, than look "cool" and sound like a donkeys ass.


This and just practice playing that way, no matter how high your strap is it'll feel different when you stand up so it will take some getting used to.
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#4
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Alright, I have recently ventured into the realm of playing while standing. I seem to be doing ok with my fret hand, however, my picking hand is having some issues. Sometimes it sounds like im just slapping the strings and other times I can actually feel the pick sliding diagonally across the strings instead of down them.

I have watched some videos online and I noticed that some people pick farther up the neck than in between the pick-ups.

Any help would be great.

where you pick along the strings has a lot to do with the tone your guitar gives you. Try it out, strum a note continuously and move along the string from the neck picking to the bridge and back and just listen

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#5
You'll have to practice a bit slowly & focus on reducing the diagonal picking thingy. Try to control the direction of your right hand by observing it while you play, this will take sometime but its like learning everything else on guitar, all you need is practice
#6
Devote a certain amount of time to your practice routines standing up. I don't have a rigid rule... I'll just decide that it's time to stand up for a while.

Practice standing up so you get used to the feeling of playing standing up. Pretty simple really. Then you'll be comfortable when you perform live. This seems often overlooked, but if you perform a lot standing up (or plan to) then it is critical that your techniques don't dissappear when out of your comfort zone (i.e. not hunched over in a chair).

While we're at it... practice without looking down constantly as well. It's bad entertainment to watch a guitarist staring downward all the time. And if you sing too, then you have no choice anyway. So practice to perform.