#1
I simply can't! Why?

Can you guys stand and play without any troubles?
Is this gonna come with practise songs while I'm standing or am I kinda retarded?

GEAR

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#2
coming from acoustic i know how you feel..its weird as hell...but i also know people who cant play sittin dwn lol
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#5
practice, its always hard when you just switch, adjust your strap as well, a lot of beginners have their strap way to low, adjust its till its comfortable
#6
it used to really hurt my left wrist when I started to play standing up. Just practice while standing for a few days and you'll start feeling more comfortable soon. Try playing with your guitar high up on your body at first.
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#7
Thanks guys, I'll try those things.
GEAR

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#8
one of the best things you could do for improving on this, when you sit down and play try and hold the guitar in the same position to your body it would be in when you stand up. Just a pointer it helped me i don't know if it will help you buddy, but i did have the same problem and that was how i remedied it.

Good luck dude.

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#10
get a shorter strap its really not cool to play with it by your ankles like some people think it is
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#11
I cant stand to play guitar way up on my chest like some 50's band lol but im a bassist anyway, so my bass is way low like down by the nethern regions.
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#12
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get a shorter strap its really not cool to play with it by your ankles like some people think it is

I play with the strap pretty high.

Another problem is that when I sit and play, I angle the guitar a bit so I can see my left hand. I can't do that while I'm standing.
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#13
Argh, I have always played standing up. Ever since I started, you I am a natural. You just have to give it some time and do it a lot.
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#14
My Take.

Bring your strap closer to your body. Who cares if you look dumb. Not like your playing for others at this stage. Master it with it up close to your body.

When learning a new thing, practice it standing.

Try to just be in your house with your guitar on you. While trying to play non stop I had it as I read the computer and I attempted to walk and play. I defiently got used to playing while standing by spending hours with it. Just be careful.

After that you shouldn't have too many issues. At least I don't.
#15
It's all about comfort really. Try different ways of playing, high, low, mid-level, behind the head but you just need to practice at it, and just get use to standing. 'Specially if you're gonna start playing gigs, cause then you gotta move around and put on a good show. So get use to jumping around, head banging, spinning, whatever it is that you'd be doing. Plus its just kinda fun to do that around the house too.
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i duno lol. tihs r liek wen i traid drawn maiself n teh t0ilit.

ROFL.

EPICPHAIL.

gess i cant dai.
#17
I can't play standing up either because I cant see the fretboard....
#18
Over time you'll develop muscle memory anyways.

If you can't reach parts of the fretboard... Go Tom Morello style!
#19
If your right handed, when you play sitting down, put the guitar on your left thigh instead of the right thigh, then angle it up a little, that should help aswell.
#20
....Just Kinda Retarded.

Nah, I'm only kidding man...but as long as you have a good Guitar Strap, & It's Adjusted Right so the guitar hangs at the right spot so that you're comfortable playing it....I'm a Gigging Guitar Player...I've been in a bunch of Bands, I've done Stand-Ins for other guitarists when they can't be at a gig to play with their band, etc...
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#22
Just get a really Good Strap I've got like 15 Different Straps but there's like two that I use if I'm Gigging or going to like a Blues Jam or anyplace that I'm going to play in front of an Audience....I only have two Straps that I use for situations like that, I have a Replica of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Black Leather Strap with the White Music Notes on it

and I have a Dunlop Red Monkey Strap (the Dunlop Red Monkey is the Strap Zakk Wylde Uses...)
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#23
In terms of guitar height, I find it depends on what I wanna play. When I'm playing metal, I need adjust the strap so the guitar is closer to my head. When I play ska, I find it easier when it's lower.

Experiment
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