Re: sloppy chops
yep i can definitely relate to this. for a long time, i was without a band, just sitting at home recording my own instrumentals. i definitely like to play with the guitar on my lap, with my right pectoral resting in the upper contour. i mean, that's what it's there for right? well once i decided to get back into playing with a band, it was a serious adjustment. it took me about a month to get comfortable playing standing up. and still, i'd say i'm only playing at 90% of my ability standing up, as there are some picking things that i can't do in that position. although i refuse to raise the guitar to where it's choking me, it just feels comfortable right at the waistline. but i like a challenge and eventually there won't be any difference in my playing between the 2 positions.