Do you stand, or do you sit playing?

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Do you prefer standing, or sitting

  1. Standing

  2. Sitting

  3. Neither, I float

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  1. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    yes
     
  2. telemaster03

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    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.
     
  3. darkwaters

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    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.
     
  4. rand z

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    I've got to stand... while I can.

    I sing pretty hard and standing makes it easier.

    And I like to move around, too.

    imo.
     
  5. Chester P Squier

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    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.
     
  6. Bob M

    Bob M Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    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!
     
  7. Jakedog

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    Electric- Sit at home. Stand at the gig.
    Acoustic- Sit at home. At the gig, well it depends on the gig.
     
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    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
     
  9. Hey_you

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    I find myself seated mostly. A Fripp thing!. Standing is ok too.
     
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    I don’t get a lot of exercise so I always play standing-moving-grooving-spacing out!
     
  11. schmee

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    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.
     
  12. Fretting out

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    I like to play in the nude so that lends itself to sitting down for comfort...
     
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    Sitting is more sanitary, but a lot of insecure guys consider it "not manly" and would never consider anything other than standing.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Before long, there will be another Bad Dog thread asking: "Do you play guitar while sitting and peeing?"
     
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  17. Toto'sDad

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    Bound to happen.
     
  18. Fendereedo

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    Lot of sitters here. Thanks for taking the time to answer. ;)
     
  19. DekeDog

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    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.
     
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