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QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:51:36 pm »
« Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 12:49:54 pm by Indigo »
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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 03:18:21 pm »
Hi Justin, is it just my iPad or is the link above missing?

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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 12:31:08 pm »
the link above is missing.. it's not your iPad

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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 07:16:51 pm »
You can find all Justin's Lessons and Tips on the main website.
Here's the complete list with links.  Click on QT and it will take you to all the Quick Tips

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/AA-000-LessonIndex.php

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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 06:19:17 pm »
 I'm not trying to learn classical music, but should I use a foot stool when I practice?

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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 07:37:38 pm »
That's up to you. When I;m playing sitting down if there is something I can put my foot on I usually do.
But if there isn't it doesn't bother me. So I'd say if your are more comfortable with your foo raised the
get a foot stool, if it make no difference then you don't need on.

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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2014, 09:36:33 pm »
I use a foot stool. When I first started, my posture and playing position were an absolute mess, and the stool was the only thing that allowed me to keep the guitar steady. As I've progressed, I've gradually lowered the height of the foot stool, so now it's on it's lowest setting, and I could probably do without it, but now I'm used to it. An alternative is to try a slightly lower chair, you just need your knee a little higher to help keep the guitar stable.

I was once advised my teacher that it's best to play with both feet flat on the ground. Of course, she uses an even more complicated contraption to achieve that...
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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 07:35:25 am »
I been playing it with my back bent and I tried sitting straight, there is a ease to which I can access the notes than sitting straight. Despite the stress I feel when I bend I can't play some notes well when I sit straight. Please advice which posture is the best :)


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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 04:30:15 pm »
Some words of advise:
One thing you should not do while playing guitar while sitting down is crossing your legs. I have been doing this since I started playing guitar almost one year ago.
I play, more or less one to 2 hours guitar a day and more during weekends.
Long story short; all this practicing while sitting cross-legged messed up the nerves in my right foot to the point where all of a sudden I could no longer lift it while stepping an rendering my right big toe completely paralyzed.
I can guarantee you that is a very scary thing to happen.
I now have to take physiotherapy to reclaim the full use of my right foot which seems to be a very lengthy recovery. Don't be that guy/girl.
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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2016, 11:54:45 am »
I find I have to reposition my guitar from one leg to the other depending on how far up the neck I am playing. This is very limiting.not sure how I can fixit.


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QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 08:14:39 am »
Ptr3 thanks for that advice. I play cross legged, because that raises my guitar up  to a convenient height for playing. I've noticed after a while my foot goes to sleep, but I just shrug it off as an amusing side effect. I think I'm now going to get a footstool. I see this was a very old post, I only noticed it because of the other follow up


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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 02:45:26 pm »
Saw a video of myself on stage the other day, and the slouch really looked bad. From now on I will try to remember to stand up straight. Probably not a bad thing.
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Re: QT-023 • Take Care Of Your Posture
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2016, 04:21:32 am »
Our library was clearing out some old books, and I came across one about 6 inches thick but the cover inclines toward where the book opens.  Perfect height for raising my right leg to prevent the guitar from slipping.  The incline slightly stretches my Achilles tendon.  Very comfortable and no discomfort after playing for an hour or two.

 

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