new transposer      circle of 5ths    wap


Do you practice standing or sitting?

Poll
Only registered users can vote and see results!

AmericanArrogance  
3 Aug 2009 13:36 | Quote
Joined: 03 Aug 2009
United States
Karma
always stand its not a piano
kellenman  
3 Aug 2009 13:45 | Quote
Joined: 23 Jul 2008
United States
Karma: 3
i've been standing when playing electric for the most part, but when practicing scales higher on the fretboard the tips of my fingers get numb, its kind of freaking me out, does anyone else experience this?
patleh  
3 Aug 2009 13:47 | Quote
Joined: 05 Dec 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 8
both
Nightmare  
3 Aug 2009 13:58 | Quote
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Lebanon
Karma: 6
both. I think there has been a lot of nonsense threads.
kellenman  
3 Aug 2009 14:05 | Quote
Joined: 23 Jul 2008
United States
Karma: 3
I want to see the results so i can compare how i practice to other people, which makes sense to me. Maybe you think its nonsense because you dont want to do that.
RelaxedDude  
3 Aug 2009 14:15 | Quote
Joined: 26 May 2008
United States
Licks: 2
Karma: 3
I always sit, just cause Im a lazy guitarist

Plus, I cant find my strap
EMB5490  
3 Aug 2009 15:18 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
standing almost alwys. only time i ever sit is when im lookin up stuff on my compv at the same time. i say stand 99% sit 1% lol
patleh  
3 Aug 2009 15:34 | Quote
Joined: 05 Dec 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 8
emb didn't you do a couple video's sitting? ha
Nutter166  
3 Aug 2009 15:36 | Quote
Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Wales
Licks: 2
Karma: 14
For me it depends on guitars since currently only one of my electrics has two useable strap buttons on and neither of my acoustics have a strap.
It's roughly 50/50 though if im playing band stuff I'll play standing so I can practice rocking out, if its learning a song, playing acoustic or noodling about wells talking on msn I'll sit down.
Ozzfan486  
3 Aug 2009 15:36 | Quote
Joined: 01 Oct 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 18
Yeah lol.
EMB5490  
3 Aug 2009 17:11 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
Lessons: 1
Licks: 1
Karma: 31
lol tht was like 5 months + ago. i litterally only stand.
patleh  
3 Aug 2009 20:40 | Quote
Joined: 05 Dec 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 8
ngihtmare i i agree with you but i think this one has some quality value
guitarmastergod  
3 Aug 2009 22:51 | Quote
Joined: 09 Sep 2008
Canada
Karma: 8
when i practice new things i sit down but i go about 50/50
deefa  
4 Aug 2009 07:03 | Quote
Joined: 22 Dec 2007
United Kingdom
Karma: 8
I'm pretty steady standing or sitting.
I only fall over when someone sticks a guitar in my hands!
harleyofdoom  
4 Aug 2009 07:52 | Quote
Joined: way back
United States
Karma: 10
in general when practicing i sit down caus I'm lazy, unless i want to sing very loud, very deep, or very high (I'm talking the fringes of my vocal range) in which case it always helps my breathing and posture to be standing.

at the moment I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to learn to play fast-pace funk whilst standing mainly because all the sliding barre-chords about is more difficult when i don't have a leg to rest the body of the guitar on, any suggestions for how to remedy this problem would be greatly appreciated because who ever heard of a funk guitarist sitting down through a gig?
RA  
4 Aug 2009 10:45 | Quote
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
United States
Karma: 16
it shouldn't matter because the guitar should be in the same spot weather you sitting or standing. So one of two things need to happen stop playing your guitar by your balls or get better poster while sitting so when you stand up it's not by your chin. Take a lesson from classical.
patleh  
4 Aug 2009 16:41 | Quote
Joined: 05 Dec 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 8
when i'm just messing around i sit, but once i find a riff i like i start to stand when i play it
Nightmare  
4 Aug 2009 19:11 | Quote
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Lebanon
Karma: 6
patleh says:
ngihtmare i i agree with you but i think this one has some quality value

Well ya, I think your're right it does make sense.

I think standing is better, 'case it'll help you with stretching your fingers unless you your guitar is almost stuck to your neck. I usually lower the guitar as much as I can when standing(just to imitate some metalcore guitarist) but it gets really hard when you do that.
telecrater  
4 Aug 2009 19:58 | Quote
Joined: 13 Jan 2008
United States
Lessons: 8
Karma: 13
I sit when i practice but it really makes no difference because when i stand the guitar is at the same position on my body.
RA  
4 Aug 2009 21:36 | Quote
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
United States
Karma: 16
Exactly the way it is supposed to be
raptorclaws  
4 Aug 2009 22:35 | Quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2009
Canada
Karma: 1
I once tried playing the guitar while standing on my head. Is that considered standing? The important word is 'once'. I can play guitar both right and left handed so my friends held my feet while... Forty years later I'd say 80% sitting and 20% standing.

'In general' a lot more guitarists used to sit as nylon classical guitars were as popular as steel strings. With the growth in popularity of steel strings and electric guitars there is a lot more standing by guitarists today.
patleh  
5 Aug 2009 00:17 | Quote
Joined: 05 Dec 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 8
i can play it behind my head
JazzMaverick  
5 Aug 2009 11:10 | Quote
Joined: 28 Aug 2008
United Kingdom
Lessons: 24
Licks: 37
Karma: 47
Moderator
@ Raptorclaws, you is a crazy dude!

RA says:
it shouldn't matter because the guitar should be in the same spot weather you sitting or standing.


Exactly. I knew a guy in college who played it pretty much to his knees... the title "dumbass" didn't even cut it.

Strangely enough, I play piano standing and guitar sitting. Depends on where I am really.
Heather  
6 Aug 2009 05:08 | Quote
Joined: 21 Aug 2008
United Kingdom
Licks: 2
Karma: 19
I tend to do both. Usually I sit when I've been learning a new one for about 4 days I always sit, then I decide to practice standing whenever I feel like it. But it depends really, I prefer to sit most the time when I'm only playing, but if I'm (trying to) sing with it I find it easier to do both if I stand.
carlsnow  
6 Aug 2009 11:07 | Quote
Joined: 29 Apr 2009
United States
Lessons: 2
Karma: 23
sitting , standing , jumping, walking ..............etc


Kudo's to whoever (fergot) posted that the strap length should make sit/stand a non-issue as it(git) remains in the same position.
Nightmare  
7 Aug 2009 13:29 | Quote
Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Lebanon
Karma: 6
well I was talking about the strap, I just didn't mention the word strap.
raptorclaws  
7 Aug 2009 16:19 | Quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2009
Canada
Karma: 1
If I'm going to playing a piece with friends, a small gathering, etc. then I always practice both sitting and standing....and I'll take the guitar in the back yard and play...the ambient background noise of cars, etc. simulates the noise that comes from a group of people.

I've witnessed a few guitarists over the years 'lose it' by any variables that are different fron when they practiced a piece in the quiet of their home sitting on the edge of a chair.
PT_Cruiser42  
25 Aug 2009 15:28 | Quote
Joined: 24 Aug 2009
United Kingdom
Karma
I always sit, it gives me more control over what I'm playing.
cherokee_babe1988  
25 Aug 2009 15:46 | Quote
Joined: 23 Aug 2009
United States
Karma: 1
50/50 trying to see what feels better
nater2  
26 Aug 2009 12:45 | Quote
Joined: 28 May 2009
United States
Karma: 4
have any of you ever tried to run up stairs while playing an acoustic and trying to keep a good strum pattern. it's basically impossible
Damien  
26 Aug 2009 14:54 | Quote
Joined: 23 Aug 2009
United Kingdom
Karma
I'm starting to stand more about 50% of the time now but at night I use headphones and I have to sit, so that makes the other 50%


Copyright © 2004-2017 All-Guitar-Chords.com. All rights reserved.