#1
When I play slap guitar my shoulder starts to ache after a little while. Anybody know if this is an actual problem or is it because i just started really trying it?
#3
Get used to it

haha, ok then.

is it your picking shoulder? If so, you're tensing your arm up. Try sitting in classical position, that gets rid of a lot of tension in my picking arm.
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haha, ok then.

is it your picking shoulder? If so, you're tensing your arm up. Try sitting in classical position, that gets rid of a lot of tension in my picking arm.



+1 You would be amazed how much classical position can help.
#5
for slap style?
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for slap style?


For anything and everything; it allows much greater reach with the fretting hand and feels much more like playing standing up for both hands, if you ever plan on playing for other people I'd recommend practicing in the classical position.
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#7
You shouldn't be moving your above your wrist abnormally playing slap guitar. For me, slap is a 100% wrist technique. My shoulder never hurt learning it...neither did my wrist, or any other part of my right hand for that matter other than my thumb, which develops a callus after awhile.
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#8
really?

i'll try that
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For anything and everything; it allows much greater reach with the fretting hand and feels much more like playing standing up for both hands, if you ever plan on playing for other people I'd recommend practicing in the classical position.


I'd recommend practicing standing up.
It feels even MORE like playing standing up!!
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I'd recommend practicing standing up.
It feels even MORE like playing standing up!!


On the other hand there are those of us who don't constantly have a strap on all of their guitars and who want to sit and do other things at the same time...
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On the other hand there are those of us who don't constantly have a strap on all of their guitars and who want to sit and do other things at the same time...


What else are you going to be doing if you're practicing?
Playing a video game?

Anyway, I was just pointing out that if you want to feel like you're standing up, then practice standing up.
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What else are you going to be doing if you're practicing?
Playing a video game?

Anyway, I was just pointing out that if you want to feel like you're standing up, then practice standing up.

Watching a movie, being on teh internetz sometimes. I practice while doing a lot of stuff. Sometimes I walk around with my guitar .
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Watching a movie, being on teh internetz sometimes. I practice while doing a lot of stuff. Sometimes I walk around with my guitar .


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#14
Sometimes I walk around with my guitar

then you probably have a strap on it...
#15
Unless you use your entire arm ( which you shouldn't be doing) to slap and pop, then it's not attributed to guitar. The only thing that should be hurting is the side of your thumb ( that's what I used to slap).
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#19
^when you slap and pop on a guitar like you would on a bass.
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