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#1
Which leg do you rest guitar?

I play mine resting on the left LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO (right handed).
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#5
Right leg, same side as picking hand.

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Quote by ThatDarnDavid
Which leg do you rest guitar?

I play mine resting on the left LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO (right handed).


You're not "SUPPOSED" to do anything. Resting your guitar on your left leg is called Classical Style, with the guitar angled upward, to provide easier access to the wider fretboard of a classical guitar, but can also be used for electric. THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO.

Normal style is the right leg, for right-handed people.

Deal with it.

Also, right leg.
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Quote by ThatDarnDavid
Which leg do you rest guitar?

I play mine resting on the left LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO (right handed).



WRONG.

There is nothing wrong with resting it on either leg. I'm left handed and rest it on my left leg.

My guitar that is.
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It's uncomfortable for me otherwise, to the point where I bought a foot stool for my non-V guitar playings.

same here. i use a foot stool unless im sitting on a couch that sinks down in.
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#13
Right, same as I pick with. Playing in classical position hurts my back.
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Either, depends whether I'm playing classical or not.
Can also depend on my mood, and whether or not my back is hurting (old man).
#16
Classical position, on my right knee, and standing



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left though i sometimes switch to my right when it gets too uncomfortable


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#19
Classical position. Much more comfortable and it makes it easier to go from sitting down to standing.
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My classical guitar and 7-string rest on my left with a foot stool.

My other electrics and acoustic on the right.

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#23
It depends on what im playing, if im doing stuff high on the neck then I play classical, if im doing chords I play right leg, but I prefer to stand.
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#24
Me being right handed...

OK so...

- Classical for improvisation on my electric guitars
- Casual for both rhythm and lead on electric guitars
- Casual for rhythm only [as well] only on electric
- Sometimes, I stand while playing rhythm on electric
- Classical position for classical guitar
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#25
Resting it on your left leg when you're right handed is freakin' weird.

Right handed, right leg.
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WRONG.

There is nothing wrong with resting it on either leg. I'm left handed and rest it on my left leg.

My guitar that is.

not wrong. yea no ones gonna arrest u but it was invented with the intent to be played on the same leg as fret hand.
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On my left, because I heard that it helps when you play stand up, although I haven't noticed a major difference.

Although if I'm chilling with my acoustic playing nought but open chords or whatever I'll probably not bother. It feels weird now, though.
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I switch from Classical to right leg depending on what I'm playing. Although the Classical style doesnt really work when playing Open Chords.lol. That'd look kinda silly.
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not wrong. yea no ones gonna arrest u but it was invented with the intent to be played on the same leg as fret hand.


In that case electric guitars aren't the way to play.

Guitars were invented to be played without electric amplification. Better go sell your electrics TS.
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Classical style like a boss


EDIT: Then again, I've been playing V and X shape guitars for years now, so that probably plays a huge role in it.
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In that case electric guitars aren't the way to play.

Guitars were invented to be played without electric amplification. Better go sell your electrics TS.

i like my classical the best anyway :P
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#34
all im saying is that by playing with guitar on same leg as picking hand u are handicapping yourself.
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In that case electric guitars aren't the way to play.

Guitars were invented to be played without electric amplification. Better go sell your electrics TS.

Not really the same.

The guitar has roots in viols and other old string instruments, and if you look at the cello or viola de gamba, it's placed in between the legs. I think one could make a case for ideal technique to be achievable only through the classical position but even as I type I know I'm gonna get a heap of shit because some people have a real anti-technique thing going on, for whatever reason, and will make a bunch of statements and links to good guitarists who don't have "perfect" technique even though I wasn't invalidating guitarists who don't have "perfect" technique, especially since I certainly do not myself so.
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Not really the same.

The guitar has roots in viols and other old string instruments, and if you look at the cello or viola de gamba, it's placed in between the legs. I think one could make a case for ideal technique to be achievable only through the classical position but even as I type I know I'm gonna get a heap of shit because some people have a real anti-technique thing going on, for whatever reason, and will make a bunch of statements and links to good guitarists who don't have "perfect" technique even though I wasn't invalidating guitarists who don't have "perfect" technique, especially since I certainly do not myself so.


great post.

i seriously mean no insult to anyone here but when i see someone playing from the wrong leg, i instantly assume they are a poser or just some hipster that only plays guitar to sit on the beach an strum chords.

that being said, I know many people who are as good or even better then me that play from the right leg (right hand)
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#37
rest guitar leg with i do? right leg i do, or both on cause to play lap steel. also between to banjo play i do.

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i seriously mean no insult to anyone here but when i see someone playing from the wrong leg, i instantly assume they are a poser or just some hipster that only plays guitar to sit on the beach an strum chords.




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#38
Right leg. I tried classical before, but I can't do crap like that. Resting it on my right leg is much more comfortable.
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#40
Funny I saw this.

Up until yesterday I had played guitar on my right leg (playing right handed) but decided to see how it would feel resting between my legs/ on the left leg and found it noticeably more comfortable for fretting at the higher frets and also picking cleanly.
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