twisting body...

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by nathan87, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. nathan87


    Jan 14, 2007
    OK I've been playing bass for around a year now - I'm happy with my progress but I haven't ever seen a teacher and I guess there's a few really basic things I'm still missing. So apologies if this is a very stupid/common question but hey, gotta ask these things at some point!

    I'm having a problem where I tend to find my body twisting a bit while I play. Probably more noticeable when I'm standing, but happens when I'm sitting too. It's only very slight, but after a while it starts to become uncomfortable, and although I haven't done any serious damage or anything yet it definitely feels like I shouldn't be doing it.

    I think it's because the point of contact of the bass with my body is off centre - when I put it on centre it's more comfortable but it's difficult to play in that position because - the bass is just in an awkward position and gets in the way of the right arm.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. amandolin


    Mar 16, 2008
    Lancaster, PA
    Which way are you twisting? How high/low are you wearing your bass? Do you twist when you're playing in a specific part of the fretboard? Pics of yourself playing will make it a lot easier to tell what's wrong.

    Granted, I'm not best qualified to diagnose these things (I've only recently gotten past similar problems) but a little more info will help the TB veterans help you out.