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how do you practice

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by dave_clark69, Mar 1, 2003.


  1. sitting down man!

    36 vote(s)
    70.6%
  2. standing up ofcourse

    15 vote(s)
    29.4%
  1. dave_clark69

    dave_clark69 Guest

    Jan 17, 2003
    ok then guys here is another poll for you

    how do you practice
    sitting down or standing up
     
  2. Coypu

    Coypu Banned

    Feb 24, 2003
    Sweden
    Sitting down, its more practical since I often read sheet music off my computer and when I practice for longer times then it just is more comfortable.
     
  3. Ryan K

    Ryan K

    Dec 11, 2002
    New Jersey
    i posted the exact same thread no more than 2 weeks ago...

    sitting down
     
  4. I usually practice sitting down, but I find that it is way harder to play when I stand up so I'm going to practice standing up more.
     
  5. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I find it eaiser to play while standing, but all of my lessons are sitting so . . .

    When I am practicing stuff for my lesson I usually sit. When I am playing to a CD, or the cable music stations I usually stand.
     
  6. WOW.. im really suprised that im the only one who practices standing up. I think I actually play better standing up.
     
  7. I practice standing up so that I can get a feel for what it's like when I will be performing I have to be able to stand for long periods of time... I often sit when looking or playing tablature on the computer... But I almost always try to practice standing it just seems like a practical choice for me.. I NEED to get used to it... My Bass is damn heavy! Lol :bassist:
     
  8. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    Europe
    Both!

    When working on the finer details about my playing, I sit down - mainly because it usually takes a while and I would get tired in my legs otherwise.

    When playing along with CD:s or practising songs I stand up, thus giving it a more realistic feel.
     
  9. Sitting down mostly, easier to read music from stand and more comfortable
     
  10. TravellinMan

    TravellinMan

    Jan 11, 2003
    NW Indiana
    When going over lessons sit, when practicing song's I've learned standing!
     
  11. usually sitting down..unless it's BAND practice; then i usually stand. or sit on a milk crate; i like sitting close to the ground.
     
  12. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    yeh i usually sit down, say if im practicing in my room, but at band practice i stand up to say prepare to play on stage.
     
  13. sk8boarder317

    sk8boarder317 Guest

    Mar 5, 2003
    Madison, WI
    i do both...im better standing up but most of the time ill practice for 2-5 hrs so i sit down:bassist:
     
  14. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    I'm pretty much always standing... unless I get tired.
     
  15. This is about the same for me.

    If I'm reading a new piece of music or notating a song from a CD, I'll sit down. When I'm practicing scales, playing a piece of music or song from a CD that I know, I'll stand up. Lately I've been practicing between one and four hours a day (not always in one sitting) and I find that I sit about 50% and stand about 50%.
     
  16. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Both. But not at the same time.
     
  17. RobOtto

    RobOtto

    Aug 15, 2002
    Denton, TX
    Well I voted standing up as I rarely sit down. I have long gorilla arms so it is hard for me to play my bass comfortably while sitting down.

    I am 5'10" but my wingspan is 6'3". (My right arm is 1" longer) It makes it akward to try and play while sitting as well as buying suits off the rack.. :p I have to get everything altered.
     
  18. i generally play standig up and movin around when i'm trying to learn somethin by ear...........
     
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  20. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Most of the time I practice sitting down...but I make a point to stand up and practice at least once or twice a week.