1 NJDevil 1 year ago OK, let me define first:1) What you practice: I lump practice into categories: a) a new song, b) expansion of a style you play but includes new riffs, expanding your style via another guitarist's playing, and c) practice sessions of songs and music you already know but play to "keep sharp"2) "Physicality": Does standing, sitting, posture, position of guitar influence #1: What you practice3) Does a certain guitar, type of guitar, shape and or weight of a guitar influence what you are doing in above 1 & 2?I play a blues. Yes I categorize this broadly but there is so much difference in what I play, want to play, and yet to learn. I'm currently trying to play more swing and have decided to concentrate on T-Bone Walker, the theory and style....this falls into both learning a new song and new riffs. I want to know and execute his style as flawlessly as possible with the result of soloing that combines technique, set riffs, and improvisation which shapes the practice session.To do this, I need to sit down and be comfortable with the body and neck close to me. The reason for this is I need to remain focused and committed without the wanting to "rock out" and start noodling because I just want to flow and fall back into a comfort zone. This is the physicality and for this, I play only my Gretsches and maybe my acoustic. The tone may be different than T-Bone's but it's the genre of blues/swing and the guitar shape, big hollow body on my knee while slightly hunched over commits me to the practice session........hearing the recording, understanding what the guitarist did, start practicing/duplicating/understanding the "how" it was accomplished so I can get it and remember it............there is a ton of learning, screwing up, going back and listening, playing with it, screwing up again but less, and repeat till I know it. Once I know it, keep the session going till it becomes memorized and ingrained in the my own lexicon of riffs.I don't read music and do not like memorizing solos but prefer creating solos combining my style, memorized riffs, incorporation of theory and the right amount of improvisation until I produce and say "I really like that!"Another type of practice I do is trying to expand and sharpen my playing of songs that I know. Tone factors more into the equation and my energy needs to be up a little more. For this, I stand. The guitar depends on what tone I want (yes, there is some wanting to emulate the recording artist) and this has to combine well with the comfort of flat picking attack. The majority of these sessions is a solid body guitar with 80% of the time being played on my SRV Strat or '14 Les Paul Traditional w/ '59 reissue pups......both guitars deliver the feel and tone depending on the song. Switch to playing some Rockabilly that I know? Black Phoenix, 5126, or if I'm in a solid body mood? Then my Gibson Firebird in the middle position or only bridge. I could expand but interested in how others practice expanding on the ingredients mentioned in the thread title. How does the "physicality" influence what you are playing or vise-versa? What are you playing and are you sitting? Why? If standing, then where is the guitar placed? .....Jimmy Page-low or at the stomach high? What are you practicing in those positions......learning new stuff (either new song or even type of music)? I'd like to hear how others practice and provide the detail and the reasons of #s 1, 2, and 3 as I mentioned. Thanks!