Poll: Sitting on a stool or standing up?
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Sitting
119 83%
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21 15%
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Voters: 144.
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#1
So for the variety show at my high school this year, I've decided to do two acoustic songs alone. "Yellow Submarine" and "Yesterday" both by The Beatles. But my friend brought up an important subject today: Should I sit on a stool or stand with a strap? Those are pretty much the only choices with an acoustic. So, what do you think, UG?

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Edit: Yes, I'm micing the guitar.
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Last edited by kosmic at Oct 20, 2007,
#2
if you are micing the guitar you pretty much have to sit, if you have an electro-acoustic do whatever is most comfortable for you.
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#4
i would say sitting down, you will probably have better control over your playing and like that guy said if you micing the guitar then yeah
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#7
actually I changed my mind, you should play it while laying on the floor in the fetal position.
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#12
whatever you do best, personally ive never been good at sitting down, i just cant sit still while im playing so im standing always.
#14
sit on the side of the stage like the fru man did for under the bridge @ Slane
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#15
I don't think it looks right to stand with an acoustic. Well, unless you have a giant beer belly.
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#19
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Yellow Submarine-Play standing
Yesterday-Play sitting


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#20
Quote by cakeandpiemofo
Yellow Submarine-Play standing
Yesterday-Play sitting


that could work though that would involve taking a minute or so to adjust the mic and essentially soundcheck it again.
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#21
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Good pont.

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Yellow Submarine-Play standing
Yesterday-Play sitting

I was actually just thinking that. But:

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that could work though that would involve taking a minute or so to adjust the mic and essentially soundcheck it again.

A problem arises.
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#24
I'd stand. Imagine you were serenading a girl. Would you really walk up to her and put a stool down and sit before swooning her? I think not.

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#25
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I'd stand. Imagine you were serenading a girl. Would you really walk up to her and put a stool down and sit before swooning her? I think not.

Serenade the crowd my friend, serenade the crowd.


Probably the best advice I've gotten in this thread.
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thats pretty epic.
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#29
Sit down, you'll look glaikit as **** standing up.
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#31
Headstand with teh pants off.
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#32
standing attracts the audience abit more, makes them think you're better then players who sit down and play
sitting down gives more advantages, like playing comfortably and if you have a stomp box to stomp on

so..depends
#33
i think for both songs, u should play standing up. but for yellow submarine, heavy lighting. yesterday, just one spotlight if possible.
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#34
Thanks for the help guys. Any other advice? Oh, and I'll make sure to get somebody to record it and I'll make a quick plug for UG.
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thats pretty epic.
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Yup...
#36
Quote by hrdcorelaxplaya
stool. playing acoustic standing up doesn't work. unless you're pete townsend.



+10000000000

i ALWAYS play acoustic sitting, thats just me, but standing up...i can do it, but its not comfortable, try both out and see wat works for u, which would likely be sitting, IMO
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#38
attach wires to yourself and play while swinging around the stage, do some backflips and ****, the crowd will go nuts. that's the only way to play beatles on acoustic guitar. THE ONLY WAY!!!
#39
It's not a comfort or ease of use deal, I just wanted to know what you guys think looks better.
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Yup...
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