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3-legged chair to teach proper musical posture

Use three legs to keep students on the _edge_ of their seats!
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When in any kind of band or music class, the first thing they ever teach you is posture. "Always keep your bum on the edge of your chair and sit up straight." My band director is always yelling at us about our horrid posture.

<true story>This morning, I was practicing, and remembered one of my my desk chair's back legs had broken, leaving it three-legged. In my infinite boredom, I decided to try to sit down on it, and alas! I discovered that it forced me into proper musical position!</true story>

So, make chairs with one collapsible back leg. On the chair, normally the back leg itself is strong enough to hold up the chair, but once someone sits on it, the back leg collapses and gives the musician a startling surprise.

Yes, Public:Evil is the correct category for this.

BinaryCookies, Aug 29 2002

I play standing up. http://www.fudjit.n...18/ib2002081822.jpg
[angel, Aug 29 2002, last modified Nov 16 2005]

Three Legged Chair http://www.brayton.com/wegner_pp58_3.htm
[phoenix, Aug 30 2002]

Three-legged Shell chair,1963 http://www.ems-o.ne...irs/weg/shell3.html
Another Wegner. [phoenix, Aug 30 2002]

Tortoise 3 Legged Chair http://www.bjimport.../index.cfm?CatID=29
[phoenix, Aug 30 2002]

3 Leg folding stool http://www.complete...access/_campacc.htm
About half-way down the page. [phoenix, Aug 30 2002]

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       I dunno. I like to play lying down.
DrCurry, Aug 29 2002
  

       Why not a single legged chair, like a shooting stick?
pfperry, Aug 29 2002
  

       //"Always keep your bum on the edge of your chair and stand up straight." //   

       Do you mean SIT up straight?   

       I like this idea. Not sure it's evil, though, as it does have some educational quality. I could see one special chair in the corner of the music room, being used by any student the teacher sends there to train, after being caught slouching or sitting improperly.
XSarenkaX, Aug 29 2002
  

       Just add your pole pants, and the whole plan is foiled.
polartomato, Aug 30 2002
  

       Angel - Is that an F#?
thumbwax, Aug 31 2002
  

       He's an organist.
FarmerJohn, Aug 31 2002
  

       [thumb]: No, it's a B major. (Middle 8 of "Won't get fooled again".) Kenny (to my right, on the red Kramer) is playing it in first position, with the apparently sloppy fingering he uses to such great effect.
angel, Sep 01 2002
  
      
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