Re: back hurts

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Posted by Reed on August 30, 2000 at 02:35:25:

In Reply to: back hurts posted by Lindzo on August 30, 2000 at 00:07:15:

: I have just started to play upright extensively and practicing daily I get this weird back pain...should I stretch out my back before I play?

: Yes, That's a good Idea, but I'll bet it's not the only reason your back hurts.

I bet you're standing like that picture in the Simandl book, with legs straight and bending at the waist. If this is an accurate description, then you are doing the Classic wrong Stance.It's hard to describe in words, but You should have your knees slightly bent, with the Bass Leaning towards you, And your eyes about even with the nut. Or You could choose to use a stool, a lot of players do that also.

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