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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fendereedo, May 13, 2021.
I sit when I practice at home but stand when I play out. Lately though I’ve noticed that things that I can practice and nail while sitting are more challenging when I stand, so I’m thinking I should stand when I practice.
Sit. Always. Forever.
The few times that I've tried standing and playing, it's felt really uncomfortable, especially my left wrist. I actually prop my right foot on a classical foot stand in order to raise the guitar a couple of inches more.
I've got to stand... while I can.
I sing pretty hard and standing makes it easier.
And I like to move around, too.
Mostly a bedroom player here, so I sit.
But until March 2020 I had a gig leading worship music at a senior living center, using my acoustic guitar. I had a strap button installed at the heel of the guitar, on the treble side. And as I prepared the music at home, I would stand.
I probably am 50/50 sitting versus standing. Sitting at practice or a jam, standing at a gig. I’m still rehabbing from back surgery so for now I’m sitting!
Electric- Sit at home. Stand at the gig.
Acoustic- Sit at home. At the gig, well it depends on the gig.
I sit. Standing feels strange to me, but i make myself stand just for the variety. If you are going to smash your guitar into your speaker cabinet you should stand and unstrap. I also use a music stand for my pedal board and notes. My eyes, knees and memory dictate. Nice post it's interesting and funny to hear all the responses
I find myself seated mostly. A Fripp thing!. Standing is ok too.
I don’t get a lot of exercise so I always play standing-moving-grooving-spacing out!
I can't sit for long, even in the acoustic duo.
I think if you are playing in a group, then sitting is even worse than the "over use of a music stand" situation.
It's hard to feel energy out of someone sitting.
I like to play in the nude so that lends itself to sitting down for comfort...
Sitting is more sanitary, but a lot of insecure guys consider it "not manly" and would never consider anything other than standing.
Apart from thinking that it's much better from a technical standpoint to sit, I'm an old man and not looking for reasons to stand up.
On one of our momentous discussions here on the fabulous Bad Dog, some folks actually admitted to sitting while peeing. I was not one of them, and you know who you are...
Before long, there will be another Bad Dog thread asking: "Do you play guitar while sitting and peeing?"
Bound to happen.
Lot of sitters here. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
Usually sit, but often do both, always with a strap. The strap is adjusted so the guitar hangs at the same spot whether sitting or standing. Also, I sit on a stool, so I'm kinda midway between sitting and standing.
Also, when I'm sitting, I have to have a strap because no guitar I've ever played sits on my leg so that I get a comfortable access to the strings with my right arm/hand... just doesn't sit right with me.
I having a ceiling fan hovering over my stool in the room where I practice... a recipe for disaster, I know.