I recently lent my Ergoplay Guitar Support to a student and realized that it worked as ‘training wheels’ for the student’s guitar position. In other words, because guitar supports essentially put the guitar at approximately a 45 degree angle, the student automatically sits with the guitar in an optimal position. After two weeks of sitting properly the student, after returning to the footstool, wanted to sit with a good position. It showed the student the benefits of sitting properly and instilled a good habit without much effort from the student.
Maybe all students should start with a guitar support and then find their preferred method of elevating the guitar. The student I first mentioned has decided to stick with the footstool but her position has been great every since.
Teachers: What do you think ?