#1
I was practicing tell me baby by RHCP just a while ago...
first i was practicing it sitting down..
after i think, 20 minutes with the verse..ive preety much gotten it down..
so i tried playing it standing up..
dats when the problem started...
when im playing it standing up..its all sloppy and hard
its as if im better at it sitting down..

does anybody have any problems simillar to this?
what should i do?
should i start always practicing standing up?
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#2
I don't play bass, play Guitar, but yeah, learn to play stuff standing up. Set your strap at an comfortable height with your Guitar, and rock. At first you may find it difficult, but after a while, you'll get used to it. If your hands hurt when playing standing up, set the strap so the guitar is higher towards you than the ground.

Hope that helps.
#3
what you should do is keep on practising, it will all come down to you after all,
i always start practising sitting down till i know everything and it doesn´t keep my head on the standing process (sitting is easier haha).
if you know how to play it exactly then you can try standing, then it will be much easier.

just keep practising.

cheers
#5
I play bass mostly sitting down. But due to the shape of my electric guitar (Its a Jackson RR) i find it more comfortable to stand up.
The best thing to do is learn both standing and sitting. It's harder than my nans rock cakes but it's worth it.
Personally i prefer playing slap-bass standing up. Dont ask why, i had a bad childhood....
#6
raise your strap so your bass is higher up on your chest, when you stand up, the position of your bass will be more like when you were sitting down.
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#7
Raise your strap very high until it's like you're sitting down, then slowly move it lower (as you get better at playing) until you have it at the height you want it at.
#8
I try to keep my bass at the same height on my body sitting and standing... oh and just to throw this in people who try to be cool and play their bass below their friggin hips while standing up are poseurs IMO
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#9
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I try to keep my bass at the same height on my body sitting and standing... oh and just to throw this in people who try to be cool and play their bass below their friggin hips while standing up are poseurs IMO


I don't see anything wrong with people wanting to look a certain way while playing.
#10
I've found it's easier to play standing up if you rotate the bass so the neck is pointed more towards the ceiling then the wall, as in >45 degree angle. It puts your hands in a more natural position than if the neck was parallel with the ground.