Gary Karr's thinking about the idea of a successful, and last-longing musical life it is directly connected to maintain the good physical conditions of the musician. As the double bass it is a big instrument that takes its performers to hard positions, accordingly, he organized a sequence of stretch exercises, that I experienced to do every day at his double bass camp sessions, after the vomit exercise, which will be explained after. During the 1996 Karr’s Camp at Victoria University (Canada), I photographed most of these stretch exercises, and with the help of my former Physical Education teacher at Butler University, Dr. Eugenia Scott, who was in my Butler University studies’ times (1997-99), the Program Coordinator for Physical Education in the College of Education (Butler University), we put together these Gary Karr stretches shown and explained below.
Individual Shoulder Rotations
Ten Shoulder Shrug