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post Apr 23 2008, 08:53 PM
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Hey muris,

I wanted to know how low to hold the guitar when u stand up and play?
is it as low as the one in your picture, or you hold it higher of lower?

The thing is i have just started practicing standing up ( about 1 or 2 weeks ago) and its just wierd.
Now the thing is i have two guitars a les paul, and a stratocaster, the strat i hold it a bit higher, but les paul man a bit lower,
I mean if i hold the les paul higher where its too comfortable, i look like one off those fat old bluesy player, and im not even fat tongue.gif .

I just want some tips on this, like how long should i practice, how long did u practice, if you did that is, i mean standing up playing to me is totally diff thing, and i wanna look like randy rhoades man wub.gif cool.gif

Help would be amazing.


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post Apr 23 2008, 09:02 PM
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I'm just going to say what worked for me.
Like any thing else it will take time, and some getting used to. Start near the height that the guitar is at when you are sitting down (who cares what you look like if you practicing in your room wink.gif ). Gradually (seriously) lower it to the desired height. This will allow you to look cool (if thats what cool is) and still keep you guitar skills. A sudden change can destroy playing accuracy/speed, and hurt/strain your wrist. Just what I think, I'm sure someone else can give a better explanation.

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post Apr 23 2008, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (ibanezkiller @ Apr 23 2008, 09:02 PM) *
I'm just going to say what worked for me.
Like any thing else it will take time, and some getting used to. Start near the height that the guitar is at when you are sitting down (who cares what you look like if you practicing in your room wink.gif ). Gradually (seriously) lower it to the desired height. This will allow you to look cool (if thats what cool is) and still keep you guitar skills. A sudden change can destroy playing accuracy/speed, and hurt/strain your wrist. Just what I think, I'm sure someone else can give a better explanation.



Hey ibanez killer, thanks man

I just wanted to ask you how low do you hold your guitar?
and how long did it take you?


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Muris Varajic
post Apr 23 2008, 09:56 PM
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Hi Bsamn and thanks for such a great question!

Mainly I hold guitar like on my pictures,around belt but little lower.
But I do nor keep it there all the time!!
Few weeks ago I had a gig,kind a Punk stuff so guitar was almost on my knees,really laugh.gif

On the other hand,there are songs with some hard chops when I just move guitar a bit higher.
It all happens on same gig,then I put I back on standard height after that tune is done.

It is hard choice to make indeed.
If you put it lower it would look cool but you wont be comfortable a lot.
And if you put it too high you'll have great control,just like when you sit and play...
but you'll look like mandolin player or som. biggrin.gif

So find a compromise with height,something that look decent enough without taking too much of comfort.
Once you locate it,practice while standing as much as you can. smile.gif


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post Apr 23 2008, 10:25 PM
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Hey muris,

Thanks,
But does the discomfort go away, or does it stay like that always,

i mean i dont have my guitar that low (like slash, or jimmy page) but its low enough. i bit lower than yngwie holds, in some of latest vidoes.

My strats a bit higher though. its just the les paul, on top of that practicing pavel's 5 sweep like that almost kills, especially when you have to go higher up the frets.

Did you practice standing up, or was it just normal for, and if you did how long did it take you to be totally comfortable standing up?


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post Apr 23 2008, 10:27 PM
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Of course I\m still practicing standing. smile.gif

As I said,I move it up or down,depends of situation.
But if you feel uncomfortable and it looks cool at the same time...means more practicing.


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kool, thanks bro.


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