dont know why I sit down anymore...

neastguy

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I learn a scale sitting down and then I stand up and now its like learning it all over again....I got the stand up blues.....will I ever learn....just stand up!!
 

Joe

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Get a kneeling chair, wear your guitar on the strap as if you were standing, but no weight on your feet. When I started studying with a professor from NE Conservatory, my FIRST homework assignment was to get a kneeling chair.
 

A440

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I'm going thru a similar thing sometimes. I've been used to practicing sitting down. It does feel different when playing standing up. I feel out of my comfort zone when standing, but getting there.

solution? practice standing up! I picked up this little lesson from adam levy's website. so simple, but I find there is a difference.
 

neastguy

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yep I'm going to make an effort to do that, it can be frustrating learning it good sitting down.....you can also raise your guitar up on the strap but at some point it really starts to look nerdy..lol
 

A440

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I have intermittent hand problems (repetitive motion type injury), so I have to find a happy medium when using a strap.

yeah, sometimes you gotta risk looking nerdy :)
 

lhallam

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As long as you don't SOUND nerdy.

I tried the Jimmy Page full strap approach for about 5 minutes once. Dunno how he did it.
 

Joe

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I'd like to meet the person that puts in 5~10 hours a day practicing standing up.
 

burchyk

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I play both ways

It feels different, and more important - I use different left hand approaches:

Sitting:
Thumb behind the neck -
Left arm has absolute freedom but keeping it angled up for too long (more than 1/2 hour) is hard for me

Standing:
I grab the neck when I play standing (did anyone mentioned Jimmi Page?) and angle my wrist - that's completely different hand position, twice less stratch but it's comfortable it's own way.
I've found that keeping the left arm/wrist/fingers very loose is the only way for me to use that approach
Sometimes I switch to classical lefthand position ( rising the neck up to 45 degree helps - take a look at Chuck Schuldiner)

I switch standing/sitting positions during practice every 1/2 hour or so..
 

Hipster Dofus

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I get about an hour to practice every few days. I never sit.
Only time I play sitting is when I am unplugged in front of my Computer leaning somthing, maybe once every 2 weeks.
 

Boogs

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i'll do all of you one better...

i brought my combo up to my bedroom this week, and have beem practicing while laying down. propped up with four pillows, natch. if i can find a couterweight/sling rig to eliminate static gravity pull on my arms, i will have achieved the ultimate in relaxing, untransferable-to-live guitar practice! :D

... :eek:
 




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