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Typical Problems with Standing Posture

1) The feet are too close together, making the player off-balance (weeble-wobble).
2) The knees are locked, creating tension in the lower body and a lack of flexibility.
3) The feet are too far apart.
4) ALL of the weight is placed on one leg. While Suzuki does prefer more weight on the left leg, none of the leading pedagogues advocate placing all the weight on the right leg. ALL of the weight being placed on either the left or the right will cause problems with tone production.

Notice in the image at left that the bodies are lengthened, the feet are shoulder width apart, the knees are not locked.

 


POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 

 

 
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