Do you stand, or do you sit playing?

Do you prefer standing, or sitting

  • Standing

  • Sitting

  • Neither, I float


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JL_LI

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I’m not getting any younger and my back’s not getting any straighter. But at least for now, I can still stand to pee.
 

bcorig

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The last time I heard that question was in 1960 when my fifth grade teacher Mrs. Miller, who was at least 500 years old, would ask the boys who requested a bathroom pass “are you going to stand or sit?”
 

hollowman

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doesn't matter really...

I'm in two bands so rehearsals and gigs are standing.

Working up new songs, running scales, writing parts for original material, etc are mostly sitting at the computer.

I do quite a bit of both
 

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Unless I’m just noodling around I’m standing. Sitting just seems sort of unnatural for serious playing, practicing, or learning something new
 

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Perfectly good question, do you like to be standing playing, or do you prefer to be seated and relaxed?
Personally, I don't mind either, but prefer seating as my back tends to ache a bit from when I was run over by a car when I was in my 20s. Over to you....

I saw BB King a number of times. He always stood. Then in the later years he came out one night and he had a stool brought out for him after the intro piece. He said "I'm going to sit while I play tonight... Because I can".

Got a good laugh... and he was incredible, as always.
 

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Standing is better aside from the damn cable somehow getting wrapped round in circles.

Now though chronic pain makes standing with a guitar on a strap go bad quick.
So sitting is the new normal.
 

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Always seated at home, mostly seated at rehearsals.

I can't see any advantage on being stand to my playing, other than being ready for an hypothetical live performance.
 

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I stand when I gig.
Sitting down at a gig is like admitting defeat.
I do sit occasionally, but usually only on less danceable stuff.
Anyway, I sit when I play recreationally.
 

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Standing…..i just play better….but i really wish i felt good about sitting…..as a performance position.
 

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I saw BB King a number of times. He always stood. Then in the later years he came out one night and he had a stool brought out for him after the intro piece. He said "I'm going to sit while I play tonight... Because I can".

Got a good laugh... and he was incredible, as always.

I saw him on his 70th birthday.
He stood for the first half hour, then graciously asked the audience if we’d mind if he sat.
He was enthralling, and his big band was ultra tight.
It was an unforgettable joy!
 




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