#1
I have a weird problem.. ive been playing classical guitar for about 5 years and im really good at it, now i got an electric 2 month ago, and i think im getting good at it.. but ive been always sitting when playing and today decided to play while standing and i just cant do it.. i mean i can but i suck for some reason.. am i doing something wrong or i just need to get used to it?
any advice would help! thanks!
#4
yeah, have your strap at which ever height is comfortable.


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#5
yeah, just adjust the strap so the guitar is at a similar location to where it was when you were sitting.

also, there's no real reason to stand up and play, so if you're uncomfortable doing it, dont.
#6
well it looks kinda stupid when too high so i try keeping a little lower than usual but i guess its normal to feel uncomfortable after playing sitting for 5 years and just try to get up 1 day =)
thanks guy ill keep practicing playing standing
#8
I wear my strap when I sit so when I stand up.... BAM!
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#9
I have a similar question about sitting/ standing while recording a song. I'm just talking about recording on a dinky digital recorder at a jam session, nothing formal. Is it more important to play a song in that respect sitting if you're more comfortable or standing...?
#10
if you want quality, go for whichever's more comfortable

however, when you're not in the spotlight (at home practicing)
it's a good idea to practice standing up

first few days/weeks have your guitar at a comfortable height
then every now and then, lower it a bit
keep on doing this until you reach your "goal" comfortably
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#11
Quote by Samai
if you want quality, go for whichever's more comfortable

however, when you're not in the spotlight (at home practicing)
it's a good idea to practice standing up

first few days/weeks have your guitar at a comfortable height
then every now and then, lower it a bit
keep on doing this until you reach your "goal" comfortably


^ + infinity.

That's what I've been doing and it's working great so far.
#12
Quote by Samai
if you want quality, go for whichever's more comfortable

however, when you're not in the spotlight (at home practicing)
it's a good idea to practice standing up

first few days/weeks have your guitar at a comfortable height
then every now and then, lower it a bit
keep on doing this until you reach your "goal" comfortably

thats exactly what im gonna do thanks alot =)) i usually play about 3 hours a day and i already feel much better playing standing up, will lower a bit tomorrow =)
thanks for the help everybody!
#13
lol yea it takes practice....I used to do it a lot, but now I never do it
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#14
The guitar is not a visual performance art, it's a musical instrument - therefore your primary concern is how it sounds, not how it looks

Raise your strap and practice standing up, the best height to start with is the same position the guitar would be in if you were sitting down as that's what your hands are used to.
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#15
yeah, keep it at comfortable height, and after some time lower it a little, like said before. Also when you play 5 years sitting and suddenly stand up, it takes some time to get used to that feeling, i had the same problem.

I did when i practiced, play sitting for 30 minutes, then stand up for 30 minutes, etc.
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#16
I have the same problem, I'm more comfortable sitting down, so when I stand up my wrists and neck hurt. I can't play at the same speed and I feel as though I'm re-learning everything. I would like to play standing with the guitar a little bit higher than James from Metallica.
My question is since it seems my wrists are in a different position, more straight up than tilted, which is the beter way to play.
#17
Quote by steven seagull
The guitar is not a visual performance art, it's a musical instrument - therefore your primary concern is how it sounds, not how it looks

Raise your strap and practice standing up, the best height to start with is the same position the guitar would be in if you were sitting down as that's what your hands are used to.


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