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post Jan 9 2012, 01:50 PM
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I found that is more difficult to make lessons stand, normally I sit in my chair and all is easier than stand... I´ve decided to do most of the lessons in this position because One day I will need to stand...

You can´t see the positions with clarity and it makes more difficult and funny... but sometimes I am frustrated... sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif

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post Jan 9 2012, 02:24 PM
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It's a good decision because you will be standing when you play live...


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post Jan 9 2012, 02:25 PM
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You're right man, standing position is much harder! The best way is to fix guitar strap in the position that suits you best. I know that sometimes it isn't rock attitude smile.gif ,but look at Petrucci posture.. who cares about biggrin.gif !


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post Jan 9 2012, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jan 9 2012, 02:25 PM) *
You're right man, standing position is much harder! The best way is to fix guitar strap in the position that suits you best. I know that sometimes it isn't rock attitude smile.gif ,but look at Petrucci posture.. who cares about biggrin.gif !



Honestly I don´t care if other guitarrists see me with the guitar in my chest and start to laugh laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif I want to improve my style and I think this is a good way to do it... but it´s sooooooo difficult play guitar stand... only with electric of course (and maybe acoustic for rhythm)
thanks both and sorry for the primitive english wink.gif wink.gif

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post Jan 9 2012, 03:23 PM
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I started to practice standing up about a year ago and it has helped me a lot. One main benefit of doing it is that you're shoulders and arms can stay more relaxed because of gravity. When you sit, it can be very easy to tense up.

It took me a while to get used to it but the more you do something, the more normal it becomes smile.gif


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post Jan 9 2012, 03:37 PM
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Look at Tom Morello (Rage against the machine/ Audioslave) biggrin.gif he is way cooler than Petrucci even if he wears his guitar like a bow tie biggrin.gif


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post Jan 9 2012, 03:57 PM
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Sometimes when I'm recording very tight thrash rhythms (such as a song I'm working on calls for it), I switch to classical position briefly. At least until I get loosened up again. I prefer sitting, but it just looks so sissy. tongue.gif


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post Jan 9 2012, 05:54 PM
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It's not that difficult to get used to placing your guitar low either, just gotta get used to it. It's good to place it somewhere close to what you used for sitting at first, and then gradually lower it down. And yes, you should practice standing up, it's how you play live and more natural pose anyway.


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post Jan 9 2012, 06:21 PM
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I have been in your shoes! It was a very hard thing for me to stand up and play!
try adjusting your strap put it higher and when you will get comfortable just lower it little by little
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post Jan 9 2012, 07:57 PM
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Yes - you come realize quickly that if you're a dot reader sitting down, those dots are not visible when standing up! you have to adjust to reading the dots on the edge of your neck if you need them, so not only do you lose the comfort of your chair, but also the comfort of seeing dots, and how you hold your pick, and how you mute your strings! - the world changes a bit once you start standing up, so you should practice standing up as much as you can!



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post Jan 9 2012, 09:09 PM
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I would have standing up as a separate exercise of it's own. Think about it, when practicing scales, licks, songs etc. you can sit for hours. Is it really practical standing for so long, especially if you're learning new stuff?
Learn new stuff sitting down, then get up and play what you've learned just to practice standing.

But to have a habit standing up all the time? Good luck to you if you have that discipline, I admire you... smile.gif


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QUOTE (ztevie @ Jan 9 2012, 09:09 PM) *
I would have standing up as a separate exercise of it's own. Think about it, when practicing scales, licks, songs etc. you can sit for hours. Is it really practical standing for so long, especially if you're learning new stuff?
Learn new stuff sitting down, then get up and play what you've learned just to practice standing.

But to have a habit standing up all the time? Good luck to you if you have that discipline, I admire you... smile.gif


no, standing up all the time no.... first learn lesson sit down of course and then stand up and make it!!! I only said that I hope that my rec lessons will be stand up!!!
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Yes - you come realize quickly that if you're a dot reader sitting down, those dots are not visible when standing up! you have to adjust to reading the dots on the edge of your neck if you need them, so not only do you lose the comfort of your chair, but also the comfort of seeing dots, and how you hold your pick, and how you mute your strings! - the world changes a bit once you start standing up, so you should practice standing up as much as you can!


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Playing standing is alot harder but if you plan to play in a band practicing standing up is very important. I really wish i would have played more standing up before i joined a band but thats just something i learn over time.



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post Jan 10 2012, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE (ygro @ Jan 9 2012, 09:42 PM) *
no, standing up all the time no.... first learn lesson sit down of course and then stand up and make it!!! I only said that I hope that my rec lessons will be stand up!!!
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OK, haha... I got the image in my head you'll be standing up ALL the time when practicing.


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post Jan 10 2012, 02:14 AM
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You have to find your sweet spot, mine is when my guitar's highest point is just over my chest,


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post Jan 10 2012, 05:09 AM
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QUICK TIP: Set your guitar strap so that your guitar is in the same place on your chest sitting and standing. Ideally, your guitar position should remain consistent. Otherwise, you have to sort of learn to play everything twice. Once for sitting and once for standing.

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I found that is more difficult to make lessons stand, normally I sit in my chair and all is easier than stand... I´ve decided to do most of the lessons in this position because One day I will need to stand...

You can´t see the positions with clarity and it makes more difficult and funny... but sometimes I am frustrated... sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif



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post Jan 10 2012, 08:36 AM
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When I play with my bands, I keep my axe pretty low and when I perform with the orchestra, I usually raise it substantially because of the awkward positions I have to put my hands in while playing classical music.

I always study my parts standing because that's how I perform on stage and usually I think about all the key elements in the songs and what will happen there during the show. I need to adjust my playing to that as well - i.e. when we're having a breakdown I have to move A LOT and I study this at home in front of a mirror biggrin.gif as silly as it may sound (I have big windows and sometimes, my neighbors look a little puzzled when they notice me practicing stage stuff while playing in the studio)


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 10 2012, 07:36 AM) *
When I play with my bands, I keep my axe pretty low and when I perform with the orchestra, I usually raise it substantially because of the awkward positions I have to put my hands in while playing classical music.

I always study my parts standing because that's how I perform on stage and usually I think about all the key elements in the songs and what will happen there during the show. I need to adjust my playing to that as well - i.e. when we're having a breakdown I have to move A LOT and I study this at home in front of a mirror biggrin.gif as silly as it may sound (I have big windows and sometimes, my neighbors look a little puzzled when they notice me practicing stage stuff while playing in the studio)

This is a great way to do it!!! Great advice!!!


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post Jan 12 2012, 10:47 AM
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post Jan 12 2012, 10:53 AM
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Inspire from Slash.. whenever there is a fast solo going, he just tilts his guitar.. looks stylish and much easier to play than putting it way down (for slow/rhythms). smile.gif and that looks rocker attitude!!

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