slipping guitar


Mathew Bulldog Jones
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Hello eveyone


 I am new to guitar playing and have an issue holding imy guitar in my lap properly. When I play, my guitar wants to slides backwards in my lap and I wind up strumming over the fret board instead of over the sound hole, Any advice to prevent this?


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manXcat
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G'day,


Edited: Just noted you mentioned soundhole. Scratch electric.


What kind of guitar is it you are having problems with? Acoustic Dreadnought? Shape, balance, size and bulk matter. 

Dreadnoughts are a personal physical size/fit thing. Their body bulk is just too uncomfortably big for me seated. My preferred solution is to avoid them. When I do play my Dread, I play standing, with a strap obviously. 



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john of MT
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What manXcat said.


Oh yeah... strap while sitting, too.


Good luck, have fun.


 


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ChristopherSchlegel
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#1 Originally Posted by: Mathew Bulldog Jones

Hello eveyone


 I am new to guitar playing and have an issue holding imy guitar in my lap properly. When I play, my guitar wants to slides backwards in my lap and I wind up strumming over the fret board instead of over the sound hole, Any advice to prevent this?

manXcat & john of MT are exactly right:  use a strap.  That's what it's for.  The other option is to play classica style with a foot rest.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/14819


Hope that helps!


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