#1
i love my electric, but i started learning on an acoustic (i didnt hav a strap so i played sitting down). now whenever i play my electric standing up, it feels weird. my hand kinda juts out and my wrist gets sore. wat do u think i should do?
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#2
tighten your strap, i had the same problem and now i play the same standing or sitting.
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#3
it takes getting used to,

higher your strap, so its to the point of where it would be if you were sitting down, and slowly lower it..

i used to play pretty low for a while, then i tightened it up and played it high, then my shoulder got sore so i put it down a bit, now its pretty perfect, not too high not too low...it takes some time to get the sweet spot, but itll happen, just keep playing...Try practicing all the time standing up, and eventually youll figure it out.
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#4
Same thing happened when i started to play my acoustic standing up you'll get used to it
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#5
You can.Just don't put it THAT low,unless you're James Hetfield or Slash
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#6
play with your teeth, like Hendrix, that should relieve all back pain by diverting your thoughts to the mouth pain that occurs when you try it
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#7
Whenever you practice, practice standing up. I remember playing with the guitar on a strap felt weird for a couple weeks but you get used to it pretty quickly.
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#8
same thing happens to me...when i play on my ibanez its worse tho, it doesnt hurt at all when i play on my friends gibson sg...maybe just strap height tho
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#9
My suggestion is to have your guitar up higher and when practicing use the classical posistion.
#11
for me its really weird.. when i play sitting.. i can play pretty good without looking at the fretboard sometimes too. but when i play standing up i cant pick good, i cant see what im playing and most of all it just feels weird.. what do i do?
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for me its really weird.. when i play sitting.. i can play pretty good without looking at the fretboard sometimes too. but when i play standing up i cant pick good, i cant see what im playing and most of all it just feels weird.. what do i do?

dont be afraid to adjust your strap, get your strap to a comfterble height and just practice like hell until you get used to it :P
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My suggestion is to have your guitar up higher and when practicing use the classical posistion.


i agree 100%


playing in classical position is similiar to playing in standing up
#14
It doesn't hurt to have your guitar above the waistline. Hell, look at Tom Morello and EVERYONE knows he's cool
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#15
Even Hendrix had his guitar pretty high and everyone associates him with pure uber-coolness! Don't be scared to have it high up!
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#16
Other then keeping your guitar higher up so it's not low and uncomfortable, just practice playing standing up. Everyone has that issue at first. It gets better.
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play with your teeth, like Hendrix, that should relieve all back pain by diverting your thoughts to the mouth pain that occurs when you try it

hendrix didn't actually play with his teeth. he was doing hard hammer-ons to sound the notes, not using his teeth to pick them.
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#18
Practice more.
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#19
Most people start with their guitars slung real low, looking cool. I can't do it, wrist hurts. Then I saw a concert DVD of Judas Priest and saw how high up Glen Tipton plays his guitar. I adjusted and it's much better. John Petrucci's guitar rides pretty high too.
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#20
i dont think playing the guitar really low is considered cool anymore... i noticed alot of guitarists nowadays play it at normal height... with the body of guitar at about where the waistline is.
#21
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hendrix didn't actually play with his teeth. he was doing hard hammer-ons to sound the notes, not using his teeth to pick them.


A guy I knew used to play the national anthem (in our case Advance Australia Fair) with his teeth (or appear to) as part of his act. During one gig he snapped a string across his face - nasty.
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#22
I find that i can play with my guitar low and normal height, playing high kills my strumming arm, its just not normal, you also look like The Artic Monkeys, and who wants to be associated with them?
#23
I had the same problem. I started playing with the body at the waistline, and it's a comfortable way to play, and a lot of guitarists have actually started jammin' it like that. So it's all good! But honestly, the whole "to the knees" thing is pretty old. So the waistline's good. Try it, see what you think!
#24
I like to have my guitar just about jacked up on my chest. No, Seriously. Everyone learns guitar sitting down, that's the downfall right there. I started on a classical acoustic, But my uncle was smart enough to tell me NEVER play sitting down. Now. It's hard to do, but it helps. I play just as good standing as I do sitting down, But the hidth of your guitar is all about personal preference. I like it high, Not a body on my knees.
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