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What's your prefered position?

I mean to practice....;)

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Depends on the instrument. Sax and flute, standing up. Clarinet, double reeds, brass, sitting down.
 

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Both. Sometimes I pace.
 

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Practice both. Mostly standing... but know how to play sitting is important too, if you play in a bigband or whatever.
 

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I do both. If I'm just playing scales/etudes or improvising I prefer to stand. If I'm working on something like transcribing I sit to make it seem less taxing.
 

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Sitting
 

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Standing and pacing or moving... Sometimes I will blow some soprano or recorder sitting but mostly standing for saxs...
 

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I do it as often and any way I can. As I've gotten older, I just don't do it as frequently.
 

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Both to avoid strain due to a prolonged posture. I'd rather play standing up most of the time though but it's too much for my back and my feet.
 

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Good point about depending on what instument you play. I hadn't thought of that. :) i play sax in a Wind band so obviously sit then. When practicing at home I do both and yes to a bit of pacing too. Thanks for the replies. 
 

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Standing - on stage.

Because if you can't practice on stage, where can you practice? ;)

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Standing, because I tend to "hunch" my shoulders up when I sit; bad habit which hurts my air stream support; when I stand I have an easier time keeping my shoulders relaxed and my diaphragm engaged.
 

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I have a reclining chair with footrest that propping the end of my sop on my knee allows pretty much the same as standing posture and abdomen position with the relaxation being on one's back. Definitely the lazy man's way. Truth is I spend some time standing some sitting and some reclining.
 
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