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 Re: Stand or Sit?
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-05-21 02:47

Almost everyone who plays an orchestral instrument (excepting percussionists) sits when playing in an ensemble, so you need to be able to do that. Players in small jazz groups often stand, so if that's the kind of music you might eventually want to play with other people, you need to be able to do that. Presumably, you're not from your past posts interested in soloing in front of a symphony orchestra. Otherwise, it's most important that you be comfortable and that, whether you sit or stand, your posture supports good breathing and good finger movement.

It might be instructive for you to practice both ways - standing is more likely to encourage naturally good posture and breathing and an efficient hand position. Then you can try to duplicate everything you did when standing to your upper body when sitting (including posture, arm, hand and head positions, instrument angle and embouchure). Sitting can be less stressful on the body and will be how you play if you join a community band at some point.


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