Q&A Lesson: Classical Guitar Position Follow-up. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters who submitted questions. You can visit my Support Page if you enjoy these and want to help out. Here’s the YouTube link if you want to watch the video there.
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Question & Answer Times
- 00:00 – Intro
- 0:57 – Sliding out of position
- 5:29 – Default Right Hand Position
- 8:29 – Right Arm Skin Contact
- 10:46 – Constant Contact or Floating Hands
- 14:08 – Neck height and Left Shoulder Tension
- 18:26 – Angled Guitar and Chest Contact
- 19:46 – Rotating Footstool and Guitar Support
- 21:57 – Footstool Height
- 24:16 – Outro
The part about sliding out of position because the right arm is putting tension on the guitar was really helpful. Thank you!
Glad it helped!
Is it acceptable to play with the guitar positioned on your right leg rather than the left?
Well, not to the ‘classical guitar teacher’ in me. When I’m teaching classical guitar to a classical guitar student they need to sit in the general way that my lesson outlines. That said, I know there lots of people out there not looking to practice classical guitar strictly or be ‘classical guitarists’ at all so I acknowledge that there are other ways to sit. But from the classical teacher in me, no it is no acceptable. But, if one of my students have the classical position really learned well and in their muscle memory I might allow right leg playing in more casual settings with other styles like rock and pop around the old camp fire.