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How To Hold The Guitar

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Phostenix, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Phostenix

    Phostenix Tele-Afflicted

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    I dug out some old music books today. This one was one of the first ones I had as a kid. It was the mid-70's, but the copyright date is 1965.

    This guy looks pretty excited to hold one of those new fangled electric guitars. Note the proper vibrato arm technique.

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  2. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Doctor of Teleocity

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    That's funny. Wrong, but funny.
     
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    Joe-Bob, it's in a BOOK! How can it be wrong.
     
  4. Anchoret

    Anchoret Friend of Leo's

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    "The hand holding the plectrum should never touch the instrument." :rolleyes:
     
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    That's true unless you want a muffled sound, on any instrument with good acoustic properties. That's why they make armrests, because it's fatiguing to always hold your arm above the guitar's top. Huge difference in sound with your arm planted on the axe, like turning down a tone pot.

    I use the Pearse armrest on my acoustics, and also my Heritage archtop.

    Obviously less of an issue with a solidbody. That doesn't mean it's not an issue. I guess stuff like this depends upon how picky you are as a player. I believe that you should keep your forearm off the top when you want extreme clarity, even on a solidbody, such as a tele.
     
  6. 68thinline

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    That guy with the guitar looks like he's been smokin sumthin funny.
     
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    jabsalt Tele-Meister

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    Looks like the guy from the male enhancement comercial with the silly smile
     
  8. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    And the Suit,I forgot about the suit. Why has this learned body never delved into ones attire and the impact of Suits and ties on tone????? I bet there are some here who could confirm that wool suits and silk ties are far superiour tone conduits than polyester. Of course tone became hot wher musicians started where tye dye and leather. HHHmmmmmmmmmm A whole lotta thread topics here ;-)
     
  9. Phostenix

    Phostenix Tele-Afflicted

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    Sounds like an amusing contraption.
     
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    That's Bob. He even smiles when he does a bellyflop off the diving board!
     
  11. rolling56

    rolling56 Friend of Leo's

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    ya he's having to much fun just holding that guitar :lol:
     
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