Posted by Don (a different one) on March 18, 2000 at 16:30:01:
In Reply to: On the use of stools while playing posted by griff on March 15, 2000 at 21:06:02:
: I am interested in thoughts, ideas and suggestions folks might have about the advisability of playing acoustic bass, both arco and pizz from a sitting position. I originally learned standing up, but see some advantages to sitting, including the support of the bass, more relaxed position, and facilitating the thumb positions. I am interested in thoughts about this and whether people have found specific seats to be better than others, portability and whatever else.
I agree with the other Don, and would add that I've found it much easier to play in and out of thumb position while standing. Also, standing erect, your bow arm doesn't get as tired; when you're sitting, you have to hold your arm out rather than let it hang down.
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