Cao Nguyen wrote:
I've been seeing you in every thread about posture with your support of the standing style and I knew you'd jump in here as well
. Good for you, but maybe I'm just lazy. Whenever I do experiments in chemistry labs I always prefer sitting to standing
. Sometimes I have to stand for a long time and it's exhaustive to me. Definitely I will consider a strap though. Can you show me where to attach it to the guitar?
I usually do not stand still - I move a little almost walk.
To stand still for hours would be exhausting for me too.
If I do small precise work with something - I would prefer to sit and to do work on stable table too.
because I usually need my eyes for precise work too.
But when I play guitar I do not look not at my guitar nor to my hands. If I play something by memory - I prefer to play with my eyes closed - this way I could concentrate on sound more, because hearing and touch are only two senses I use at the time and because I do not use vision - and I suspect that my brain could process hearing (sound) and touch more efficiently rather than together with vision. I use my eyes for reading a score, but never look on my hands while doing it anyway.
I think it could be probably necessary to control your hands by vision at the beginner level, but later it is becoming counterproductive and bad habit.
Controlling hand'/finger movement by looking at your hands is
1. bringing more brain power and attention to visual aspect of Music, but Music is about sound, not picture.
2. ergonomically it makes your neck bent all the time when you play and could bring and eventually will bring pain and physical problems.
video which shows how to play in standing position and attach strap is here.