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Skyla_Lit
post Sep 20 2007, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 20 2007, 11:16 PM) *
Just do like Steve Harris, nit your own gigantic and soft strap.


I'll probably have to if I don't find a perfect fit......

Maybe I should start designing guitar straps for female guitarists and sell them rolleyes.gif with aaaaaaaaaaall those women playing guitar out there I'd have just enough money to buy me a new shoulder biggrin.gif

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post Sep 21 2007, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Sep 20 2007, 03:23 PM) *
another option, dedicate yourself to the guitar so much, that you get so great at it that you can take the attitude...."You guys can stand if you want, I am going to load my couch in my pickup truck and put it on stage, if you don't like it, or the audience does not like it, all I can say is, I found a gig when I was looking for this one!".

Now you would have to be pretty darn good to pull that off, but I thought I would just mention it as an option.

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I have to say the new fkalich is even funnier than the old one!


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post Sep 22 2007, 03:39 PM
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try petrucci style very high


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post Sep 22 2007, 07:56 PM
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Take your Left leg somewhat front will make it easier.


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post Sep 22 2007, 08:05 PM
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I had the same problems too, while sitting i could do the most solos/arpeggios, but while standing i had difficulties with it, i practice now more standing than sitting, and it goes only better with the time smile.gif practice will make difference wink.gif


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post Sep 22 2007, 09:06 PM
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Skyla_Lit kind of touched this topic, but I'm wondering about this, so..

When I play standing, I get that pain in the left shoulder, and I'm wondering if it's that my shoulder gets tense because of the weight or if it's just the weight? And if it's tension, can I do anything about that?

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I found it more appropriate than to start anoter topic about almost the same thing smile.gif


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post Sep 22 2007, 09:57 PM
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That was kinda like pain in the tips of my fingers to me, overtime it went away. Try readjusting the position of the guitar so the weight is evenly distributed, or even purchasing a more comfortable strap.
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post Sep 22 2007, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE (Jeff Curtis @ Sep 22 2007, 04:39 PM) *
try petrucci style very high


Yeah, Petrucci style is very useful !!! Look how he put the guitar on the leg tongue.gif



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post Sep 22 2007, 10:20 PM
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Well silly, gods dont have shoulder pain! smile.gif

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post Sep 24 2007, 12:25 AM
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Glad I found this thread - I was about to start a very similar one myself. I've never had any problems with wrist or shoulder pain, but over the last few months I have been noticing that I've been playing GMC lessons much better when seated. When I'm sitting down I hold the guitar in a "classical guitar" position on my left leg, very much like Pavel does in a lot of his lessons. This keeps the neck at a fair angle to the ground and allows me to keep my left hand thumb low on the neck for fast passages without too much strain on the wrist. I don't have the longest fingers in the world and I've been finding that lowering my left-hand thumb position has improved my accuracy a lot. Until recently, any time I stood up I could never quite recreate that comfortable position. However, a few weeks back I tried raising the guitar height and eventually found a height at which I could get the neck angle and hand position I wanted. I was surprised at how much I'd raised the guitar from a height that I thought was fine for 20+ years!

Although it might not look the coolest, wearing the guitar high has proved to be a great idea for me and I can play much better in a standing position now. Actually, I'm wearing the guitar at about the same height as the first of the 2 Petrucci pictures that Juan posted earlier, if that helps anyone.


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