Teaching female students - sitting position

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Re: Teaching female students - sitting position

Post by Sharon Vizcaino » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:57 pm

I apologize, you're right. It may have been more along the lines of uncomfortable. Still, that has little to do with my suggestion, which is simply asking the girls for their input. I was never appreciative of people deciding things for me without asking, and I doubt most teenagers are, either.
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Re: Teaching female students - sitting position

Post by Yisrael van Handel » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:42 am

To get back to the original subject, the conclusions that I draw from this discussion are:
1. Do not compromise on the posture for holding the guitar. Girls and women should be taught the accepted best practices for holding the guitar, and not some compromised position for the sake of modesty.
2. There are very many superb performing classical guitarists who are women. When performing, they wear either slacks or long wide skirts. I concluded this by doing a quick survey on YouTube.
3. There is enough leeway (either by wearing long skirts, or by wearing slacks under the skirt) to teach girls in cultures where girls and women do not appear in public in slacks.
I am ignoring the issue of short skirts, because it is not relevant to my situation.
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Re: Teaching female students - sitting position

Post by Sharon Vizcaino » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:31 am

Oh, another thing, when I was a kid the school uniform had some ridiculous skirt-short hybrid things, looked like a skirt, but with shorts underneath. Don't know if they have a name. Are those a possibility? Might be more comfortable than trying to wear leggings underneath, but I'm not actually sure because I never wear either skirts or leggings.
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Re: Teaching female students - sitting position

Post by muirtan » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:36 am

Sharon Vizcaino wrote:Oh, another thing, when I was a kid the school uniform had some ridiculous skirt-short hybrid things, looked like a skirt, but with shorts underneath. Don't know if they have a name. Are those a possibility? Might be more comfortable than trying to wear leggings underneath, but I'm not actually sure because I never wear either skirts or leggings.
Are you thinking of culottes?

Independant schools in UK are often sticklers for correct uniform even down to the point it has to be bought from a certain shop. That was why I suggested in an earlier post chaning into trousers just for the lesson and view it in the same way as changing into PE kit. That would be more likely to get through the uniform rules with the head and not set a precedent for other none playing students to take liberties with the uniform.

I hope the OP comes back to let us know the final outcome.

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Re: Teaching female students - sitting position

Post by bear » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:45 am

muirtan wrote:
Sharon Vizcaino wrote:Oh, another thing, when I was a kid the school uniform had some ridiculous skirt-short hybrid things, looked like a skirt, but with shorts underneath. Don't know if they have a name. Are those a possibility? Might be more comfortable than trying to wear leggings underneath, but I'm not actually sure because I never wear either skirts or leggings.
Are you thinking of culottes?

Independant schools in UK are often sticklers for correct uniform even down to the point it has to be bought from a certain shop. That was why I suggested in an earlier post chaning into trousers just for the lesson and view it in the same way as changing into PE kit. That would be more likely to get through the uniform rules with the head and not set a precedent for other none playing students to take liberties with the uniform.

I hope the OP comes back to let us know the final outcome.
I remember something called "scorts". I think it's a shame that we even have to have a discussion like this. We as a society are still creating obstacles of inequality. When I was a boy I was taught to avert my eyes (honestly , I was a little inconsistent, but never obvious). The other day I saw a 4 year old flip off his mother.

There was a song, "I'm Glad I'm Old". It's not the one from "Gigi" and I don't remember the lyric but the title says it all.
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Re: Teaching female students - sitting position

Post by kienle51 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:41 am

Hahaha I accidentally visited this thread and find it so amusing.
I notice some professional female guitarist wear black long skirt in their performances, looks noble & elegant.
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