Good morning ~
When I was young and new to the organ,
I was given the same sound advice Howard Hill
has given. (Perhaps a UK standard ?)
Many organs in earlier times had no balanced
swell pedal ~ one needed to have good position
and control the 'heavier swell boxes' !
Also important not to spend one's time "hunched
over the console".
From: Howard Hill [mailto:howard@...
Sent: 31 July 2006 10:07
Subject: [organfocus-newsletter] Spinal injury and organ playing.
Some years ago I attended a masterclass given by a well-known English
who counselled us to be very attentive to our posture at the console.
The ideal (where circumstances allow)
is to have the seat at a height where the heels can comfortably reach
the pedals and to sit far enough forward
on the seat to be at the point of balance. The position of the seat may
need to be adjusted to permit this.
The back should be kept as straight as possible, even when reaching
forward to the most distant manual.
It still sounds like good advice to me.
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