#1
not sure if this is appropriate to post or maybe shud just go in General forum (the pit) or nowhere at all but i'll see . maybe you're interested in newb progression diaries but maybe you're not.

just made video for fun to record where i'm at today
standing up is hard, you can't see the ****ing strings (i have sunglasses on which doesnt help i guess)
also hot = hands slip off keys lol, literally my first experience of playing whilst hot

FUN video only not looking for technique advice, just messing around playing fast and sloppy (showing best cuts)

sorry audio quality is shit again... thought it would be better coz i turned on the amp for a change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp3dVzoNYaM
Last edited by percydw at Mar 25, 2015,
#2
when you play sitting down make sure to use your right leg so its easier to transition between standig up and playing. Also i never really look at the guitar I have my intrevals, chords, notes committed to muscle memory.
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#3
nice tip man, i see right leg makes it more vertical . left leg i am basically looking down at the strings and its even worse if i get lazy and lay on my bed to play LOL

yeah ive been trying to play without looking a fair bit
#4
It's definitely wise to practice standing up. Not all the time but maybe half the time.

It's good for your health to stand and not sit all the time too.
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#5
I found it so diffucult the first day but for some reason from the second day onward it felt natural, perhaps me adopting the classical position while playing helped. I also played like a guitarist from the 50s with my strap real high but then I lowered it slightly. Now the guitar hangs near my gut and it feels the most comfortable to me. So, jus start practising standing up with your strap high you will get used to it eventually.

EDIT: From the video if appears you are keeping the guitar in a too much of a horizontal plane. Jus lower the body of your guitar and raise the neck it should help.
Last edited by 40xxx04 at Mar 25, 2015,
#6
Honestly I'd try lowering the guitar a bit. Kinda too far up. That and learn to relax your muscles a little More.
#7
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#8
Yeah I'd say it's a little too high. Try adjusting the strap when you're sitting down so your guitar is at the same height when sitting and standing up. Also, try angling the neck up a little, it's more comfortable for your fretting hand.
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#9
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Yeah I'd say it's a little too high. Try adjusting the strap when you're sitting down so your guitar is at the same height when sitting and standing up. Also, try angling the neck up a little, it's more comfortable for your fretting hand.

Tom Morello seems to make it work
#10
Quote by BlueIceBox
Yeah I'd say it's a little too high. Try adjusting the strap when you're sitting down so your guitar is at the same height when sitting and standing up. Also, try angling the neck up a little, it's more comfortable for your fretting hand.

I agree with hurricane0202, I really don't think the height is an issue, I think the problem is the angle; headstock needs to be higher, but not the body.
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