Instrument Positioning

Ms. Jensen reminds beginning students of how important the seat strap position is in affecting posture. Adjusting the strap by pulling it to the left makes the reed higher, and allows you to sit taller. Dropping the strap to the right lowers it if it is too high and causing you to strain your neck upwards. Constant reminders of these aspects of bassoon playing will ensure quicker skill development as students develop good habits.