Shorter Scale Guitars?

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Chuah Hui Hsien
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Re: Shorter Scale Guitars?

Post by Chuah Hui Hsien » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:40 am

Amy,
For further illustration, please watch on Youtube - Stan Geudens plays Danza Espanola No 10 by Enrique Granados.

See how this boy balances his guitar on a dynarette cushion, the guitar sits securely without moving around.He also resting his left foot on a footstool.
2017 Karel Dedain Spruce/Maple (Torres) 64cm
1998 Yamaha GD 10, Spruce/IRW 65cm
1988 Alhambra AL 8, Cedar/IRW 65cm

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Amy Gaudia
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Re: Shorter Scale Guitars?

Post by Amy Gaudia » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:51 am

Chuah Hui Hsien wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 am
Hi, Amy,

Nice,nice guitar you have!

From the picture I noticed that the guitar head is higher than yours, and your left elbow lifted up little bit.Please try to bring the guitar lower bout up just by a slight degree, your both shoulders should look more balance.
Chuah Hui,
Thanks for your reply! I will definitely take your suggestion and make the improvement
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Chuah Hui Hsien
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Re: Shorter Scale Guitars?

Post by Chuah Hui Hsien » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 am

Hi, Amy,

Looking forward to hear you play on your Dominelli guitar!

Please inform us too what type of strings and tension that you use on your guitar.

Hui Hsien
2017 Karel Dedain Spruce/Maple (Torres) 64cm
1998 Yamaha GD 10, Spruce/IRW 65cm
1988 Alhambra AL 8, Cedar/IRW 65cm

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Amy Gaudia
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Re: Shorter Scale Guitars?

Post by Amy Gaudia » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:06 am

Chuah Hui Hsien wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:40 am
Amy,
For further illustration, please watch on Youtube - Stan Geudens plays Danza Espanola No 10 by Enrique Granados.

See how this boy balances his guitar on a dynarette cushion, the guitar sits securely without moving around.He also resting his left foot on a footstool.
I just watched it and it was excellent. That is exactly the way this arrangement will work for me. I only wish it would make me play like him!
1992 Martin 00016
2016 Pono ULN-30 (nylon string Terz guitar)
2019 Marcus Dominelli custom small body
https://vimeo.com/236319105

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Re: Shorter Scale Guitars?

Post by Wuuthrad » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:55 am

Amy Gaudia wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:51 am
Chuah Hui Hsien wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 am
Hi, Amy,

Nice,nice guitar you have!

From the picture I noticed that the guitar head is higher than yours, and your left elbow lifted up little bit.Please try to bring the guitar lower bout up just by a slight degree, your both shoulders should look more balance.
Chuah Hui,
Thanks for your reply! I will definitely take your suggestion and make the improvement
Hi,

I use a Cushion like yours, and also a footrest occasionally as that is what I learned on, and I'm familiar with it. However I don't use them together, and I use the Cushion more often, which helps me keep my back straight and level, and also my legs and feet. The end result being my whole body is seated in a more ergonomically correct position, and playing the guitar is more comfortable with less injury risk.

So you might want to try using the Cushion without the footrest.

Hope this helps!
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