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cellist sitting in chair

 

 

Sitting Posture for Cellists

Cellists should sit on the front of the chair with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor. The torso should be fully lengthened. The lower half of the leg should make a 45 degree or greater angle with the upper leg. Many cellists advocate a larger angle. The size and style of the chair obviously becomes critical for establishing the correct cello posture.

For back comfort, it is important to sit with the hips higher than the knees. For this reason, many cellists like a chair that slopes to the front. There are special chairs made by companies like Wenger that are designed especially for cellists. Some cellists raise the back legs of a chair with a prop. What you don't want to see is a cellist sitting back in a chair that slopes to the back. This will place the knees higher than the hips and may lead to back pain.

Stools are available that are appropriate sizes for children.

cello stool

 

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BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

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