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Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by chrisW3 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:33 pm

I am wondering whether it is worth getting an adjustable piano stool for practising on. I am relatively tall and feel that maybe the ideal position for me would be to be a bit higher so that my left leg is at the right height when using a foot stool.

What is the general view on this? Will it make much of a difference?

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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by Todd Tipton » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:46 pm

I think it is a wonderful idea. I have a long torso, and often have my footstool at the highest setting. I prefer to sit in a chair that sits lower than average. With an adjustable bench, I like to take it down to its lowest setting. It also provides a lot more security for the right hand because it eliminates the slipping of the lower bout down the right leg.
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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by a human » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:41 am

I use an adjustable height office chair without arms, aka task chair. I like having a back and wheels.
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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by Cincy2 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:31 pm

One size definitely does not fit all in CG. I've used a piano stool and a Sound Seat. Both have a large range of adjustability and both helped me create a better position for playing.

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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by Patona » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:43 pm

After playing of a lot of chairs with different comfort I use a piano stool too. In addition, I use a slightly harder pillow. I can sit relaxed for a relatively long time. I use a guitar support, so the body weight distributes a little bit better anyway than with the footstool.
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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by Salvatore Lovinello » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:56 pm

I use a Roc N Soc drum throne. Comfortable and easy to transport. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessor ... adType^PLA

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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by chrisW3 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. Lots to think about - hand't thought about a drummer's stool.

I may switch back to a guitar support too. I just need to find some replacement stickers to prevent any markings on the sides of the guitar.

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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by Todd Tipton » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:35 pm

People are different. I'd recommend trying out any product before you buy it.
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Re: Chair/stool/piano stool

Post by Hotsoup » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:58 pm

It seems like there have been several threads on seating lately, but I'll throw in my two cents again. I bought an Adjustrite Folding Musician's Chair two years ago and still really like it. It's very adjustable and offers back support. It's VERY sturdy, but can be folded away too.

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