Tips For New Guitar Players 3
I’ve been playing guitar for over 40 years. Along the way I have received some great advice. I have also learned a lot of things the hard way and through experience. I would like to share some of that advice with you. These are in no particular order.
Practice Standing Up
Many new guitar players spend most of their time practicing while seated. However, you will rarely play live sitting down — unless you are doing an acoustic guitar set on a stool, or playing classical guitar. It is a good idea to start spending time practicing the guitar while standing. Buy a strap if you don’t have one and adjust it until the guitar is in a comfortable position (not too high or low) similar to where it would be sitting down.
Playing standing up is different from playing sitting down. You can’t see the fretboard of the guitar as easily, so you may have to rely on the position markers (dots) on the side of your guitar neck instead of those on the fretboard. When you eventually play that first live gig standing up, you’ll be more comfortable if you have already spent time doing it.