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Hi guys I have learned playing the violin for 10 years but never investigate deeply until last week: I use the Franco-Belgian bow hold but I am confused which standing style is the most suitable, generally considered "correct"? A. Some YouTuber: 1)Stand together 2)V Position 3)Left foot moves slightly forward & Left B. Some YouTuber: -feet to be on the same plane to shoulder width apart -weight evenly distributed between the two feet C. Baillot, Pierre: -the body straight and supported by the left side -so that the right side is left unconstrained -the arm can act with greater freedom without giving any motion to the body -the right foot pointing at approximately an 45 degree angle to the left foot -facing straight ahead at the music D. Spohr, Louis: -the body straight and supported by the left side -so that the right side is left unconstrained -the arm can act with greater freedom without giving any motion to the body -the right foot pointing at approximately an 80 degree angle to the left foot -turn the face towards the music stand so that the view falls onto the music over the bridge and the left hand *I will test each of them after dinner
Much as I like shoes and jackets...I like chairs. We have a lot of chairs. I generally practice violin standing. In orchestra or quartet I sit. I sit for bassoon. Hopefully I won't ever need to play it standing. Looking at cello chairs in another thread I started wondering what everyone else does...stand? Sit? If you sit...what do you sit on? There are some chairs in our rehearsal hall that I can't sit on...I go dig out an old, cheap, plastic or wooden seated chair (auditorium style) from the 'don't use' chair pile. If I sit in the newer chairs my back goes. At home I have a plain little antique chair that is quite comfortable, if not very attractive. Maybe I should strip and refinish it one day. While Googling musician chairs, I found one conceptual designer who remarked that he finds it odd that musicians, who care so much about the appearance of their instrument, seem indifferent to the appearance of their chairs. That struck me as being very true. So why is that? I do think about what I'm sitting on, and I would like it to be attractive and comfortable. And to make it more interesting...poll attached...