Footstool

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terrry

Footstool

Post by terrry » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:05 am

Hi, just a question. Is the footstool a necessary equipment of learning classical guitar? Cause i've been taking lessons for 3 months from a teacher in a music school, and he hasn't mention anything about the footstool, much less use it, although its always been there every lesson.

Cheers,
terence

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Re: Footstool

Post by Vesuvio » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:31 am

Hi Terence,

The footstool to support the leg, or a guitar support to raise the guitar (or a combination of both) is used to get the instrument into an ergonomic position. There have been numerous discussions relating to this e.g.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23185
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=37840
viewtopic.php?f=71&t=24543

Best wishes, V :)
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Floyd Messina

Re: Footstool

Post by Floyd Messina » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:57 pm

Hi,

I play electric and steelstring acoustic guitars over more than twenty years. I never used a footstool. Recently I began to play classical guitar, recently I bought a footstool. Without one I get a sleepy leg and it doesn't play nicely without one.

Floyd

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