Why do people hold their guitars like this? All it does is inhibit your playing...

Samuel Thomas
Samuel Thomas

Why do people hold their guitars like this? All it does is inhibit your playing ability.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU9fTmTsssA
Austin Scott
Austin Scott

What do you mean? how should they hold it?

William Collins
William Collins

do you mean the overextended thumb on the fret board?

Nolan Wright
Nolan Wright

This would be the prime position to hold it, from where if you had it in a sitting position and then stood it would be roughly about there. Though going slightly higher is probably better.
No, that's fine. It's that it's slung so low.

Noah Diaz
Noah Diaz

Having it low makes it easier to bend and add vibrato for some people.

Wyatt Cook
Wyatt Cook

Guitarists should always hold the guitar either above or below the dick, never covering the dick. Deaner himself says this, so why doesn't he do it?

Xavier Johnson
Xavier Johnson

It looks 10x better low

Ryder James
Ryder James

Because all they do is strum of key, no need for proper form

Brody Perez
Brody Perez

You may not like it, but this is what peak male performance looks like.

Luke Brown
Luke Brown

This is good as well. Anything slung too low inhibits the speed and control of your right hand picking and can put strain on your left hand wrist. It's also not too great for your back or neck.

Jaxson Ramirez
Jaxson Ramirez

That is an awkward angle to pick at, good sir

Cameron Sanders
Cameron Sanders

That's not true. It looks better the more confident you are with it. Kids these days hold the guitar low to be just like Slash (mpbuh) or Jimmy Page and are scared to do anything but that. If you hold it however it's most comfortable and are confident with it, it'll look fine.

Parker Bailey
Parker Bailey

methinks OP doesn't play guitar good

David Gonzalez
David Gonzalez

Good's subjective. I have played for 13 years though. I mainly play Jazz.

Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins

clyp me some of your playing breh

Jackson Morris
Jackson Morris

Can't right now, on mobile. I have a few recordings that I have to finish mixing and can upload later.

Samuel Lee
Samuel Lee

I'll play it how I like cheers

Aaron Phillips
Aaron Phillips

LOL FAILURE

YOU LOST FAGGOT

Lincoln Davis
Lincoln Davis

does this form meet requirements?

Aiden Lopez
Aiden Lopez

not everybody has the same arm length to torso length ratio. dumb thread.

Lucas Foster
Lucas Foster

like it's your baby

Jordan Bell
Jordan Bell

That's the most ergonomic position for seated play, tilted up at 45 degree angle and resting on the left leg (for right handed players) is what most classical guitarists do and I find I make less mistakes practicing like that, but the bottom line is whatever you are used to playing with that makes you the most comfortable is the best. In the math rock/prog community, basically any player who does more tapping than anything else I've seen a lot of guys who play with the guitar up high basically resting on their breastplate because they use a very tight strap.

Zachary Morgan
Zachary Morgan

Cause unless u swinging low you look like a geek ass bitch lmao

Nicholas Murphy
Nicholas Murphy

not sitting down while playing

Blake Cox
Blake Cox

also done for easier hard and fast rhythm. ramones are the best example, can pretty much only sound authentic for extended periods of playing if you have it extremely low. no upstrokes for you motherfucker

Jose Edwards
Jose Edwards

limiting yourself to a single position

Brayden Cooper
Brayden Cooper

playing a kind of rock music and not being able to move with it

Henry Jenkins
Henry Jenkins

hasn't listened to "Bumblebee", "L.M.L.Y.P.", "Buckingham Green", "Spinal Meningitis", "Golden Eel", "Falling Out", or "Cover It with Gas and Set It On Fire"
All it does is inhibit your playing ability

Uh-huh, sweetie.

Parker Gonzalez
Parker Gonzalez

That's my preference. With my strap on the guitar still floats a bit while I'm sitting. That way there's adjustment.

Connor Barnes
Connor Barnes

It's just rock fashion. There's no reason to do it. Dean explains why he does it in this vid though. His guitar teacher taught him that it's important to keep the guitar either above or below the dick. Not covering the dick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU9fTmTsssA

Eli Martinez
Eli Martinez

This

Oliver Reyes
Oliver Reyes

You rock that pick slant and it"s great too! You can alternate/eco pick like a mother this way, Makes the strings a little less perpendicular so the pick glides better... In theory

Parker Campbell
Parker Campbell

needing to move because "rock n roll wooo"

Angel Taylor
Angel Taylor

Sorry but your post doesn't apply to me since you have the hands reversed :/

Austin Carter
Austin Carter

They do it because it looks cool idot

Carter Nelson
Carter Nelson

wrist angled down
wears a wrist brace
Clearly that's not optimal.

Colton Taylor
Colton Taylor

That's called pick slanting you dumb fuck! Have you ever watched Steve Morse, Yngwie, Vai, Michael Batio, Paul Gilbert. It's clear you've never hear McGlaughlin who's pictured in the photo you replied to, another amazing slanted, alternate picker.

Mason Turner
Mason Turner

Oh and there's Guthrie Govan, Marty Friedman, /mu/'s gay crush Fripp, and Satriani? Need I name more?

Jace Morgan
Jace Morgan

below the dick
how tho

Michael Morris
Michael Morris

I've never thought low-slung guitars looked cool

Zachary Flores
Zachary Flores

I hold my guitar like the guitarist from the Strokes.

Adrian Price
Adrian Price

I'm getting heavy (((of the tribe))) vibes here

Jack Morales
Jack Morales

.

Brody Moore
Brody Moore

I like how George wears his strap

Lucas Roberts
Lucas Roberts

think again

Isaac Cook
Isaac Cook

That's how you should play the bass

Xavier Lee
Xavier Lee

tfw upwrong bass

Cameron Anderson
Cameron Anderson

No it isn't.

Kayden Hill
Kayden Hill

Richard Fortus has the dumbest tattoos.

Isaac Lewis
Isaac Lewis

not shitting in an invisible toilet when you riff

never gonna make it

Nathaniel Roberts
Nathaniel Roberts

thats authentic maori tribal shit

Chase Sullivan
Chase Sullivan

Moving to music is somehow a bad thing
What kind of backwards ass contrarianism have you masturbated your way into

James Reed
James Reed

tfw everyone not keeping their thumb on the bottom half of a guitar neck is technically playing wrong

Brayden Morris
Brayden Morris

Classical guitarists may prefer it.

Bentley Ross
Bentley Ross

using chopsticks for rice

Robert Cruz
Robert Cruz

This.
Albert is the perfect example on how real men should hold the guitar. Absolute beast.

Owen Flores
Owen Flores

maori tribes are pretty dumb, think about it

Christian Mitchell
Christian Mitchell

This is true. I can vouch for him. You can play significantly cleaner and faster by doing that.

What a fucking pleb

David Hughes
David Hughes

Based Bob Dylan technique is the one true way

Dylan Long
Dylan Long

Adrian Belew somehow managed to play with his guitar hanging at his fucking knees. I guess it helps when you mostly make feedback beep boop, and he stopped the habit by the time he was in King Crimson.

Brody Diaz
Brody Diaz

this looks so fucking uncomfortable

Brandon Nelson
Brandon Nelson

Froosh way is best way

Sebastian Walker
Sebastian Walker

because the fucking huge gut, are you blind?

Tyler Scott
Tyler Scott

not strapping your guitar around your waist

Landon Rogers
Landon Rogers

Good luck at trying to make bends with that thumb position

Jonathan Martin
Jonathan Martin

The lower, the more try-hard.

Jaxon Fisher
Jaxon Fisher

below the dick is where it's at

Christian Richardson
Christian Richardson

BUT YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A MUSHROOM!

Brayden Cook
Brayden Cook

we call those people "incapable retards"

Noah Howard
Noah Howard

Cuz his dick goes down to his knees cuz it's so big lmao

John Mitchell
John Mitchell

Rule of thumb:

The center back of your guitar should be at the height of your dick. Thats how you make sweet love and dont forget to move your hips.

Brandon Edwards
Brandon Edwards

It's not inhibiting his.

Nicholas Morales
Nicholas Morales

I don't know... still looks a bit flaccid to me.

Juan Taylor
Juan Taylor

this is the lowest acceptable position

Nathan Adams
Nathan Adams

rip :(

Gavin Sanchez
Gavin Sanchez

rip in pieces back

Isaac Foster
Isaac Foster

It's good for individual strings

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