From: David Raleigh Arnold <d.raleigh.arn...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:14:44 +0000 (UTC)
Local: Wed, Sep 19 2012 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: New Blog Post-Seating Position
On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 06:57:36 -0700, Tommy Grand wrote:Lean the guitar back if you are able, meaning if you are tall.
> On Sep 14, 3:43 pm, Douglas Seth <douglasse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is my new blog post plus video on proper seating position. I plan
>> to blog about all technical areas in the coming weeks, complete with
>> video demos. Check it out and tell your guitar friends that might be
> Nice job. A couple of really good players have recommended leaning well
Sitting straight is always best, but short people may have to
lean forward a bit. When the guitar tilts back, the weight
of the arm holds the strings to the board. Rostropovich
holding the cello on his knee illustrated this principle.
Idiots called his manner of playing "eccentric". Since
I was a guitarist, I could see the logic of his position
the instant that I saw him play. Relatively
short people, like Julian Bream, play with a vertical top,
and they have to hold their hands up to the board, which
is an obvious disadvantage. The length of the arms has
more to do with it than the overall height. Sounds like some
rationalization is going on with your source.
You do what you have to do.
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