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“Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby MOF » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:49 pm

I’d read that sitting down for too long is the next health epidemic.
While I wouldn’t go that far I would agree with Paul Nagle’s comments.
Fairly recently I bought the raisable IKEA desk which has my iMac, synth controller keyboard and active 6” monitors on it. The motorised version was double the price so I didn’t get that one.
I do find it much better for working with and no doubt it’s helping to give me low level exercise, improved balance and removing the extended belly as well, though that might also be in part due to me cutting out all late night snacks.
If I’m feeling tired from standing I tend to just sit down for a while while listening to what I’ve already done and or having a break. So the handle for raising/lowering doesn’t get much use.
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Arpangel » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:23 am

I can't, and won't stand up, owing to bad legs. But even when I was younger, I could've never concentrate properly unless I was sitting down. I've always thought that standing up to play is a rock/pop thing, whereas sitting down has always been a progressive/jazz thing.
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:32 am

Very common to play sitting in folk sessions. My concertina is too heavy to play standing up for any period of time. I know quite a few fiddlers who play standing up by preference for some reason.

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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Arpangel » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:35 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:Very common to play sitting in folk sessions. My concertina is too heavy to play standing up for any period of time. I know quite a few fiddlers who play standing up by preference for some reason.

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Fiddling involves a lot of your body, and I think standing up gives more freedom.
However, I'm learning the Cello, and I find the intimacy of having to sit down with it incredible.
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:05 am

As a guitar player I'm happy to do either, I generally prefer standing if I'm singing as well but often it's a matter of image or fitting in, Gypsy Jazz players sit, rock bands stand etc.
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby nathanscribe » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:13 am

Arpangel wrote:I'm learning the Cello, and I find the intimacy of having to sit down with it incredible.

I used to play cello. You really feel those things, don't you?
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby The Elf » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:22 am

I was a Genesis fan, so obviously we always played sitting down. No dancing around for us proggers! :lol:
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:46 am

That's because like jazzers we want it to be seen as 'serious' music :D (I'm speaking with my 'failed prog rock guitarist' hat on BTW).
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Wonks » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:57 am

And also double-necked guitars are damned heavy!
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:58 am

Yup, even the SynthAxe is lighter :D
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby The Elf » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:07 am

Sam Spoons wrote:That's because like jazzers we want it to be seen as 'serious' music :D (I'm speaking with my 'failed prog rock guitarist' hat on BTW).
Jazz? Isn't that prog with all the right notes taken out? ;) :smirk:
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:22 am

It is when I play it :D :bouncy:
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Pete Kaine » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:16 pm

The Elf wrote:Jazz? Isn't that prog with all the right notes taken out? ;) :smirk:

:D :clap:
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Sutler » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:49 pm

The Elf wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:That's because like jazzers we want it to be seen as 'serious' music :D (I'm speaking with my 'failed prog rock guitarist' hat on BTW).
Jazz? Isn't that prog with all the right notes taken out? ;) :smirk:

Indeed. But sometimes it sounds so wrong it makes it right again. haha
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby blinddrew » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:35 pm

It would be much easier to keep track of all my pedals if I played sitting down but you wouldn't get the same opportunity to throw shapes... ;)
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:11 pm

Oh...... that's what your'e doing in your avatar.... :bouncy:
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby ef37a » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:58 am

The Elf wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:That's because like jazzers we want it to be seen as 'serious' music :D (I'm speaking with my 'failed prog rock guitarist' hat on BTW).
Jazz? Isn't that prog with all the right notes taken out? ;) :smirk:

And...not NECESSARILY in the right order!

Whist I could and did play bass and guitar standing I cannot do intricate work on a screen or soldering now because I need to be very stable to see properly!

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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:40 am

Standing would be good, but I'd need my mouse replacing by a Theremin-like device.

How much are those IKEA raisable desks? Hand-cranked and motorised variants, please?
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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby Stratman57 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:09 pm

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/products/?q=desks%20sit%20stand

Relatively expensive.

As soon as I read the article I thought that's an interesting idea, especially as my recording gear is set up in a very tiny box room.

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Re: “Why I love...standing up” October 2019

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:31 pm

The other half had a look at the Starska one but was put off by the one-star review.
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