Re: playing sitting vs standing up
Had the same problem some time ago. There is no easy way to learn that - You just have to play standing up. The way I've learnd it was to make a resolution, not to play sitting at all - practicing, jamming, whatever. And it worked for me. It took me actually about 1-2 months to feel comfortable with the guitar while standing up (about 1h a day). Ofcourse at first it felt like I suddenly didn't know how to play guitar - the beginings wre really hard. What I've noticed was that after playing standing up, playing in general became to feel really easy while I was sitting down - it felt that I was making a bigger progress while standing instead of sitting - and it was a double progress, while I was practicing standing up it improved my technique both while sitting and standing. Since then I really ocasionally play sitting down. The strap lenght - I was starting with a desired position - not too high but not too low. It wasn't the same position while I was sitting - but it worked for me (instead of adjusting the strap to the same postition while I was sitting and gradually lowering the guitar accordingly to the progress). On the other hand the most important thing to remember while adjusting the strap is that if You perform whatever kind of gig - for friends or people You don't know, at home or on a stage, amateur or professional - Your audience will remember how You play not how cool You look - better to be the "Beatle Guy" playing very good stuff than "Mr. Cool with guitar upon his knees" pretending to be a guitarist. It won't matter how cool You look if You're not able to play properly.
Last edited by alternative4; 07-27-2011 at 04:35 AM.