So I hadn’t thought much about this in years but I just noticed something in my YouTube surfing.
I sit in a “classical” position with my guitar resting on my left leg.
I notice John Petrucci and Jason Richardson also sit like this. I’m a fan of them technically but not so much their tone, something I’ve learnt comes a lot from pick attack.
I noticed all of my favourite players play in a “standard” position with the guitar resting on the right leg.
I switched positions for the first time in years and found it a little bit more difficult on the fretting hand in certain positions but SO much easier for single escape speed. The arm is locked in and there’s no floating.
Anyways, I’m now alternating positions and have found it has accelerated my progress back from botulism.
The standard position seems to put a bit more pressure on the shoulder as I heard Brendon Smalls mention in his video when doing long sustained high tempo picking. But it’s so much easier on my wrist and elbow.
I find sweeping much easier in classical position.
All this to say, it seems to be really improving my standing as I naturally change my standing stance and position based on what technique I’m using.
Wondering how everyone else sits?