Playing Sitting Down
for this are:
- it is no longer necessary to continually balance the instrument – upper body,
and legsare thus completely free
- due to gravity, the bow is more easily
sucked into the string (which is very important for creating the flow)
- the left elbow can be kept lower when playing sitting down than when standing – this results in less fatigue.
To avoid the body damping the back of the instrument, I recommend that the double bass is held relatively central and that both legs are positioned on the sides, which also helps in maintaining a relaxed sitting posture. I advise against using a footstool, since this leads to a distorted posture.