#1
every time i play guitar for more than 10 minutes my back ****in HURTS!!!

theres a really sore muscle on my shoulder blade kinda, and i think its because i started playing with the guitar between my legs resting on my left leg.

it doesnt hurt THAT bad when i play with it resting on my right leg (im a righty btw)
but its sooo much more comfortable and i play much better when its between my legs resting on my left leg.

but when i play guitar for more than 5-10 mins. its really really painful, and it doesnt stop hurting right away it takes a good 5-10 mins. for it to stop hurting.

does anyone have any idea what could be going on? i seriously cant take only being able to play for like a half hour a day, its drivin me nuts!!
#3
Its to do with the way your body has to twist a little to play sitting down, guitar is meant to be played standing up really, try that
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#4
Pain is your body's way of saying something's wrong. If it's much more comfortable to play while leaning on your right leg, do it that way. Your playing will suffer but you can get used to that and overcome it.
#5
Oh yeah that hapened to me put your strap higher or is it lower?

just adjuct your strap or if your playing re adjuct your back every 5 mins.

Hoep it all works out .
#6
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umm than start playing with guitar on yr right leg.. it's more ROCK-ish... as well as holding the neck with the thumb from the top


Nope, threadstarter, maintain the "classical position" (guitar on the left knee, raised, headstock high). It's better, for reasons I can't remember

But the guitar is easier to play standing up for some reasons, though I'd never dream playing classical pieces standing.

Make sure you don't slouch either.
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#7
Quote by Pure_Morning
Nope, threadstarter, maintain the "classical position" (guitar on the left knee, raised, headstock high). It's better, for reasons I can't remember

But the guitar is easier to play standing up for some reasons, though I'd never dream playing classical pieces standing.


yeah i like it way better. i dont slouch because my spine hurts when i do that, so i know im slouching if my spine starts hurting

do you think its a muscle that doesnt usually get a work out and now that im playing guitar like that its getting worked too hard?
#8
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Oh yeah that hapened to me put your strap higher or is it lower?

just adjuct your strap or if your playing re adjuct your back every 5 mins.

Hoep it all works out .


lol, i have my strap super high, like NERDY high
#9
happened to me too, you just have a heavy guitar you get used to it
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lol, i have my strap super high, like NERDY high


Lowering it will make it feel much lighter, seriously.

Either that, or just get used to the weight. I had the same problems with playing my Les Paul high, I just had to ignore my back during live sets
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happened to me too, you just have a heavy guitar you get used to it


thats not it. ive been going to guitar center almost every day for the past week, and ive been sitting down so the weight isnt going on my shoulder
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#14
play the way it's comfortable? you dont have to look a certain way to play. and you may be raising your left shoulder unconsciously if your left shoulder hurts, i used to do it. if it hurts, try something else. if you've tried everything, you have something neither duct tape nor anyone of us could fix, only doctors. either go there, figure out you're playing differently, or something.
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#15
no its my right shoulder, my picking hand.

and im not trying to look a certain way, when i started playing guitar like that it was WAY more comfortable than playing with the guitar sitting on my right leg.
and its still more comfortable...for like 5 minutes
#16
stand up straight...if you're sitting, sit up straight.
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