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    Default what's a good piano bench for back pain?

    I mean, besides obviously having a correct posture, is there anything to look for in a piano bench that could help for pain? Like, a bigger cushion or something like that?
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    You could try a Steno chair. Basically an office chair sans armrests.

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    A height adjustable one works wonders. If the bench height is too low I get pain in shoulders. Church piano I play has adjustable height bench with pad, and it also has slight downslope to the front.

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    I'm actually pretty picky about bench height.

    When the bench height is "just right" I have perfect posture. I also play better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    I'm actually pretty picky about bench height.

    When the bench height is "just right" I have perfect posture. I also play better.
    I am the same with the organ bench height as well as front to back distance.

    Kh

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    Type of bench is no factor.
    Some play on a chair from the dinner table; others, a bar stool.
    Height of bench is a partial factor.
    Obvious.
    Keeping your back straight is the most important factor.
    Doing so will lessen and typically will eliminate back pain; sure worked for me and enabled much longer periods of a single session at the piano.
    Last edited by Michael122; Dec-18-2021 at 22:30.

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    Do crunches or sit ups as they will help strengthen your core and alleviate back pain.

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    I agree with that but would add a recommendation that you get advice from a fitness coach (or a doctor if you have any health issues) before starting.

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    You could also try wearing some type of back brace which helps keep your spine straight.
    Last edited by Festus; Dec-24-2021 at 21:36.

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