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Ignitor question

Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by metalhead6061, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. metalhead6061

    metalhead6061 New Metal Member

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    This may seem like a dumb question but I am gonna ask it anyway.
    When you are playing the ignitor sitting down do you have to play it classical style or can you just play it on your right leg (considering I'm right handed)?
    I normally play it on my right leg. Again this isn't really a big deal. And if you do have to play it classical style it probably won't stop me from getting one :kickass:
     
  2. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Hey metalhead6061,

    Welcome to this forum, and this is not a dumb question. In fact, I'm glad you asked.

    For me, I traditionally use the classical sitting position anyway, guitar on the left leg. I have also occasionally switched over to the right leg as well, and for the body of that guitar, there's really no problem that arises with it being on either leg. The only thing I don't really like about sitting with the guitar on your right leg, and I tell my students this all the time, is that you take your body out of alignment, and end up moving your upper body to the right side, while your legs go in a straight ahead position. When you're in the "classical" sitting position, your upper body and lower body are aligned, which causes your hands to be in alignment with the neck. The way you sit with a guitar, for the most part, is a matter of comfort, and ease of playing, at least it should be. Check out the difference between the two and you'll see what I mean.

    Hope that helps answer your original question!:headbang:
     
  3. metalhead6061

    metalhead6061 New Metal Member

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    Thanks so much man.
    And your reasoning for sitting in the classical position makes a lot of sense.
    I might start sitting the other way myself:headbang:
     
  4. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Right on man, you bet, glad to have provided a little insight. And, yeah, it's worth trying out, to see if it doesn't make certain techniques easier for you as well!:headbang:
     
  5. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    It's always weird being the one guy in a jam who sits classical position. Classical nerds do it for a fucking reason...

    Jeff
     
  6. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Go with the flow, or go against the grain.....which is more metal?:lol::headbang:
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    The one that keeps my playing better and my posture more comfortable... I don't care how much you like Motley Crue, the hunchback can't-move-my-skeleton thing is *not* something that should be worked towards...

    Jeff
     
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    metalhead6061 New Metal Member

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    Haha agreed
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    when I play (schecter hellraiser, strat shaped guitar) it doesn't matter if it is left leg or right leg the guitar is staying on. For me it feels fine all ways. slightly offtopic though, but i find it harder to play rhythm guitar sitting down, for riffs and stuff like that I find it better standing.
     
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    RaferMadness Happy people Piss me off

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    I agree that standing up and practicing is very beneficial, especially when preparing for live performance.
     
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    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    The guitar always slides around when I play in the 'classical' position.
     
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    For me too. It never seems to stay parallel to my body. The best method is standing up i guess, but im so lazy :lol:
     

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