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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: Cobra1365] #1663487
04/20/11 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobra1365
Dave,
Thanks for the feedback. I've only been playing since May of last year and am mainly self taught. So, there are probably A LOT of Gross techniques! I have only recently started getting some assistance from a co-worker that used to do some instruction (mainly children). She has mentioned that I tend to sit too close to the piano.
I'd like to think My hands/arms are not that rigid, but I will check tonight when I sit down to practice!
Again, thanks for the suggestions and I will try to look for that inconsistency!
Cheers
Mike


Mike, that same fly-away trick counts also for the computer keyboard. You'd be surprised how many folks use an incredible amount of unnecessary tension\force\whatever to accomplish a task. I hope everything works out well for you.


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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1665255
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Thanks to everyone for your responses.

After searching online, I decided to try out some regular office chairs.

I tried about 30 chairs at the Office Max and found one that meets my needs perfectly. It is a mid-back manager chair. While being comfortable and cushiony, it is very supportive and not overly soft. The lumbar support is amazing. I am able to sit in it with my back straight and feel the good back support. Armrests are low enough. This is not a type of chair that I would want to use for chilling out in front of my computer though.
I am 5.4 and 140 lbs, and the chair fits me perfectly. My husband is 6' tall, and when he sat in the chair it was obviously too small for him.

"Glee II Mid-Back Manager Chair" $79

Here is the link:
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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1665278
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Maybe you might want to consider using the 'Switch to Full Reply Screen' and enter that link the better way.


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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1752350
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Back Chair is mostly seen in the form of round shape with no hand rests. It looks like a tight air filled balloon but it is designed by the professional by keeping some points in the mind such as long lasting, heavy weight absorber, comfort etc. Now days movable back chair also comes in market which give flexibility to move anywhere with the help of tier embedded in the lower potion of the back chair. So one is not bound to the desk or the slab of the kitchen one can move anywhere but in the boundary.

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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1752358
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I've wondered the same thing for myself but, as a traveling technician, going from one room to another at my college and in homes etc., I require something easily portable but, yet sturdy and not something I have to put together and fart around with every time too. And, something with good strong back support. I sit up straight usually. I need one that is high enough, not one that barely reaches key-tops. Perhaps even a tad higher than normal. I am 6'2". So far, I'm not sure about where to look... but, it just has to be easier on my back...


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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1752461
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I use an ordinary bench with a cushion on it. My back problems were solved by inversion using this:

http://teeter-inversion.com/



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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1752541
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You back problems were solved by...
The teeter?
Or by the model? smile

Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #1752683
09/14/11 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tortoiseshell
Are there any piano chairs with back support?

Will appreciate any feedback.



I'll pass on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yYJ4hEYudE which I got from a similar thread on this forum about 2 years ago.

I followed up with the techniques introduced on this link, pursued the postural retraining and appropriate muscle development seriously. My comfort level is much improved. The comfort level of all kinds of activities, including sitting at the piano playing or tuning/regulating has really improved...and continues to get better.

As well, I bought a good quality drummer's chair as some have posted, but I don't use the back. Rather, I tipped the seat about 7 degrees forward, to help anti-vert the pelvis, as Esther Gokhale talks about in her literature.

Its working for me.

Good luck...and be of good cheer...an answer is out there for you.

Jim Ialeggio



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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: JohnSprung] #1752808
09/15/11 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnSprung
I use an ordinary bench with a cushion on it. My back problems were solved by inversion using this:

http://teeter-inversion.com/



My luck, the straps would pull apart and I would land on my head or be stuck in that position forever and ever amen. smile Hmmm, land on my head. Maybe that's just what I need, a good bonk!

Seriously, interesting stuff here.


Jerry Groot RPT
Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We love to play BF2.
Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: tortoiseshell] #2345114
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Re: Piano chair with back support ? [Re: DeadPoets] #2345290
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Originally Posted by DeadPoets


I'm not sure how relevant your post is for the OP; s/he hasn't posted here since 2011 when this thread was presented.

Regards,


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