#1
I've gotten pretty decent at playing guitar while sitting down, now however, when I play while standing I have a hard time hitting solos w/ 16's in them that require fast alt picking and string skipping. My pick always starts to slide out of my hand and sometimes even falls out. The way I have my guitar positioned is so that the bridge pickup is right on my crotch area.

I am not considering moving the guitar up because it frankly looks like **** that way. Any suggestions form guitarists who play low and know a way to hold the pick that allows you to strum hard, solo, and pull off harmonics would be appreciated.
#2
you should hold your guitar higher, so that its at about the same place you play when your sitting, then lower it gradually every week or so, that way you can adjust your playing style so when you stand up its easier
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#3
hate to say this but, try it with the guitar high (wich you dont like) then play it till you can pull it off. Then lower your guitar a little and do it again untill you can do it at the desired height.
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#4
Personally I would move the guitar up so it is easier to get at but that's just me and how I like to play.
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I've gotten pretty decent at playing guitar while sitting down, now however, when I play while standing I have a hard time hitting solos w/ 16's in them that require fast alt picking and string skipping. My pick always starts to slide out of my hand and sometimes even falls out. The way I have my guitar positioned is so that the bridge pickup is right on my crotch area.

I am not considering moving the guitar up because it frankly looks like **** that way. Any suggestions form guitarists who play low and know a way to hold the pick that allows you to strum hard, solo, and pull off harmonics would be appreciated.

However, currently you sound like ****

You can't have it both ways, something has to give here. My advice? Stop being a poser and learn to play your guitar properly. Last time I looked the guitar was a musical instrument, not a visual performance art.
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#7
you can move the guitar up and that will prolly help, but if your pick falls out or slips when you play, you're holding your pick wrong. If you're holding your pick right, it won't fall out. You prolly don't need to grip it harder, it's all about technique.
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#8
hey, if you can rock the **** out of a guitar, who cares where it is on you. I personally find it easier to play bass and guitar higher up. It's easier on your wrist and lets you reach the higher frets easier.
#9
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hate to say this but, try it with the guitar high (wich you dont like) then play it till you can pull it off. Then lower your guitar a little and do it again untill you can do it at the desired height.


Do this. It worked for me.
#10
If I move the guitar up I can play everything fine just like when I'm sitting down, it's when I slide it down that my picking hand goes bad. I've seen a lot of live shows with guitarists who can play low and still sound great. (No I'm not talking about some ****ty boy band that just mashes chords all day, but technical solos)
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Quote by Henkdemachtige
hate to say this but, try it with the guitar high (wich you dont like) then play it till you can pull it off. Then lower your guitar a little and do it again untill you can do it at the desired height.


Thanks for the tip, I'll try it