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Old 11-23-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Tips for holding the guitar

I have a question for you guys.
I own a Schecter Damien 6 which I play mostly on my lap, and after a while, my picking arm bicep starts to get sore/tired. This will still happen even if I'm not playing anything and I just keep my arm rested in the picking position. (My arm also feels in an awkward position, feeling bunched up and my elbow behind me.)
When this happens, I move the guitar between my legs. Which I can play just fine, but I start to feel out of reach on the first 4 frets, leaving my wrist and hand in an almost awkward position to fret. So it's a bit of a stretch.

Does anyone have any tips for holding the guitar better?
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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We'd be able to help you more if you told us exactly how you are holding it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Try to tighten the guitar belt. You could even try playing like Buckethead (hail him), I hold the guitar like him and it gives me much better finger agility.
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