Best way to hold a guitar

In this lesson we'll talk about how to keep the guitar. Knowing how to hold the guitar will give you a good posture and help to avoid suffering from injuries and fatigue. This also ensures that each of your practices is as good as possible (Discover how to hold a Guitar).

The two main ways to hold your guitar

1. How to Hold a Guitar While Sitting Down
It is common for acoustic players to sit down when they play guitar. You don’t have to sport a strap. For many popular styles of guitar like folk, blues and rock, a good way to hold a guitar while sitting down is to rest the waist of the guitar on your right leg, rest your right arm over the bout of the body, and hold the neck from the bottom with your left hand. Players of flamenco or classic guitar often hold the guitar with the waist of the body resting on their left leg bringing the neck higher in the air and closer to the face to be able to see one’s own playing since those are inherently more technical and intimate styles of playing.

2. How to Hold a Guitar While Standing Up
Electric guitars are often held while standing up. To play in a standing up position, use a guitar strap. With an electric or an acoustic guitar, there are strap pins on each end of the body—one by, or sometimes directly on, the heel of the guitar (the small structure that holds the body to the neck of the guitar) and one at the far end of the body.

A strap should be securely fastened to each strap pin and the strap should go from the heel strap pin over your right shoulder, diagonally across your back, around your right waist and fasten to the far end of the guitar on the other strap pin. Adjust the strap so that you can easily strum or finger pick with your right hand without reaching or straining.

Source: Virtual musical instruments

Date: 2017-12-15 | Views: 13617