For a long time (always) I was standing while practicing, which is usually 60-90 minutes per day. The ceiling is low where I practice and the tip of my bow (a Cadenza CF) would hit the ceiling (acoustic tile, not hard surface) two or three times, which does not really bother me.
But then I sent my bow for rehairing and a local pro lent me a nice wood bow to use meanwhile. Of course I can't risk hitting the ceiling with his bow, not even once, so I have been practicing sitting down on one of those portable piano benches. I think I'm suddenly practicing much more effectively, and I wonder if it is because I don't have to spend any bandwidth dealing with my overall physical balance, and I'm just overall so much more comfortable that it seems I can focus more on my violin problems.
So ... aside from a few performers who play sitting down because they have to, are there any among you who practice or perform (solo) seated rather than standing? What would you say if one of your students told you he's been sitting down to practice?
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