HOW TO HOLD THE GUITAR
You can either sit or stand while playing the guitar, and the position you choose makes virtually no difference whatsoever to your tone or technique. This really is just a matter of personal preference and it's totally up to you which you choose. You may however find it easier to sit down when you're starting off as you will find it easier to look at the frets and coordinate your fingers. Most people prefer to practice while sitting but perform publicly while standing. The one exception to the sit or stand option is the classical guitar, which you normally play in a sitting position.
To hold the guitar in a sitting position, rest the waist of the guitar on your right leg. (The waist is the indented part between the guitar’s upper and lower bouts, which are the protruding curved parts that look like shoulders and hips.) Place your feet slightly apart. Balance the guitar by lightly resting your right forearm on the bass bout. Don’t use the left hand to support the neck. You should be able to take your left hand completely off the fretboard without the guitar dipping toward the floor.
Look in the photo below as Tommy Emmanuel holds the guitar.
To stand and play the guitar, you need a strap that is securely fastened to both strap pins on the guitar (or otherwise tied to the guitar). Then you can stand in a normal way and check out how cool you look in the mirror with that guitar slung over your shoulders. You may need to adjust the strap to get the guitar at a comfortable playing height. Look again Tommy
Classical guitar technique, on the other hand, requires you to hold the instrument on your left leg, not on your right. This position puts the center of the guitar closer to the center of your body, making the instrument easier to play, especially with the left hand, because you can better execute the difficult fingerings of the classical-guitar music in that position.
You must also elevate the classical guitar, which you can do either by raising the left leg with a specially made guitar foot stool.
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Its Only Rock'n'Roll
With Richards and the Rolling Stones are the embodiment of 40 years of Rock'n'Roll. With numbers such as "Satisfaction', "Sympathy for the Devil", “Lets spend the night together' and “Honky Tonk Woman" they literaly wrote rock history, Keith Richards is the musical leader of the Stones and has written the lion's share of the group's songs. His almost countless hits show how important a solid catchy rhythm guitar is the making of good rock tunes.
He Was born in 1943 in Dartford, England. At the age of six he had already met Mick Jagger, who was born in the same area. In 1962, these two formed the Rolling Stones and met with rapid success, as blues was enjoying a wave of popularity in England at that time. Despite his excesses with alcohol and drugs, Keith is still "at the top' of the business.
After his solo project in 1988, he toured again with the Stones, once again the soul of the band, as he has always been Keith Richard's guitar playing, having formed the sound of the Rolling Stones, has had a considerable influence on the development of rock music.
Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore are his idols, Chuck and Keith have become friends over the years and he takes Scotty Moore with him on every tour in the form of a copy of Elvis' Sun Sessions. Another important influence are the old blues guitarists, above all Robert lohnson, the king of the delta blues.