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I hope im not annoying everyone to much with my posting lol lots of questions for a newbie i guess. I have noticed a lot of people practice, especially in the beginning, standing up. Is there a reason behind this?
I have found it easier to practice sitting, though i do stand occasionally. Is it wrong to sit and practice so long as the majority of my posture is correct? anywho thanks guys
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I practice standing but take my lessons sitting. I'm trying to be comfortable and competent in both positions but really feel more comfortable standing.
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Teachers often recommend that you practice standing because it keeps you from slouching. I recommend that you do both. When you sit, force yourself to sit on the edge of the chair and arch your back.
I do find myself arching my back when sitting on the edge of what ever it is I am sitting on at that time. I find my back will arch. It feels good. Its a nice stretch and sort of makes me feel good all over. A yoga kind of thing. Anyway it feels good. It feels SWEET!!! > and my attempt at playing is much, much better.
I like to walk around a bit while playing. I find it helps keep the back and shoulders relaxed.
But I don't know as that is approved for practice for folks that are symphony/orchestra oriented, since I don't think they encourage strolling around during performances. LOL
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
okay, I'm SO glad to know I'm not the only one who has to walk around when playing/practicing. In fact, so far I've found it impossible to sit: my back starts to hurt, I'm too conscious of my elbows and bow and trying not to knock into anything, I can't hit notes as well. I'm pretty sure I could never be in an orchestra - like Daniel said, they probably wouldn't want violinists wandering around all willy nilly.
okay, I'm SO glad to know I'm not the only one who has to walk around when playing/practicing......
In fact, my favorite way to practice. LOL, but don't tell anyone.
I've read somewhere (in some old violin book) that walking around while practicing is kinda bad habit =(. Though as it doesn't explain why, i decided to ignore that point of view
Though as it doesn't explain why, i decided to ignore that point of view
LOL, I kinda like that attitude, even though there are true things that can't be proven.
Haha! Agreed about true-but-unprovable things, but if i advise someone to avoid of doing something, i usually explain why... So if they didn't - i believe it doesn't matter that much. And btw my teacher makes me march while i play Polkas to get the right sence of rhythm. So i believe walking around can't harm.
Has anyone tried practicing while kneeling ? Or while lying down ? As a child I always stood when I practiced, That is how we also did our lessons. These days I rarely stand up and play. I am usually sitting down. Most of the stuff I practice is going to be played in an orchestral setting where I have to sit down anyhow so I guess I might as well practice that way too.
I like to walk around a bit while playing. I find it helps keep the back and shoulders relaxed. But I don't know as that is approved for practice for folks that are symphony/orchestra oriented, since I don't think they encourage strolling around during performances. LOL
For some reason my original comments to this quote didn't come out. What I was going to say was that yeah, while in an orchestral setting you will be expected to sit down while playing if you are a soloist you will usually be standing while playing.