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Offline g_s_223

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Position on piano stool
on: May 23, 2006, 10:16:41 PM
Hi, is there any agreement on the correct position on the piano stool, in particular how much of the thigh should be supported by it?

I've seen some pianists like Pollini who only have their sit-bones on the stool and almost appear to be about to fall off. I am actually finding a position like this quite viable, given quite a firm and non-yielding cushion on the stool.

Also of course, some pianists are sat on it like it was an armchair...

Opinions welcome... :)

Offline kaiwin

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Re: Position on piano stool
Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 03:55:51 AM
As long as you don't get a butt callus..  ::)
They are painful....  :-[

Offline anda

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Re: Position on piano stool
Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 02:09:59 PM


I've seen some pianists like Pollini who only have their sit-bones on the stool and almost appear to be about to fall off. I am actually finding a position like this quite viable, given quite a firm and non-yielding cushion on the stool.

i require my students a position like this, i use this (for actual serious playing) and i find it helpful for a straight spine and also because it makes them use their feet to support the body weight.

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Also of course, some pianists are sat on it like it was an armchair...

i sit like this for accompanying (when the work is something i could play with one hand  ;) ) and also when i sight-read, practice slowly, etc.

hope you can understand my english... (sorry, this is the best i can do)

Offline krenske

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Re: Position on piano stool
Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 04:41:36 AM
so far you guys have overlooked the fact that we are all different sizes.
if you are like really really fat or something, you're obviously going to need more support... or if you are simply really tall. then  you've got different arm-lengths to consider, and what about people whose legs don't fit under the keyboard????
i think you get my drift!!!!!!
"Horowitz died so Krenske could live."

Offline will

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Re: Position on piano stool
Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 05:48:08 AM
Check out https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,12856.0.html especially what Bernhard has to say.
 

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