Low bench height has the advantage that it makes it easier to lift the fingers, especially the 4th, and it may allow a straighter wrist, thus reducing the chances of contracting carpal tunnel syndrome. The shoulders will be closer to the keys, providing a wider reach and the head will be closer to the keys, providing a more intimate feel of the keys. It also makes it easier to sit with a straight spine and to sit farther away from the piano, which provides more elbow space. Sitting lower is more compatible with many techniques such as (21) Forearm Rotation, using the Power Thumb [(31) Thumb, Most Versatile Finger, Power Thumb] or the flat finger positions [(4) Curled and Flat Finger Positions, Curl Paralysis], etc. It also allows the use of forearm rotation to rotate the wrist rapidly.
低板凳高度的优点是可以更容易地抬起手指，尤其是第四只指，并且可以使手腕伸直，从而减少患上腕管综合症（译者注：一种常见的周围神经卡压性疾患，表现为手指和靠近拇指的手掌出现刺痛和麻木感）的机会。肩膀将更靠近琴键，从而提供更大的触及范围，而头部将更靠近琴键，从而为琴键提供更亲密的感觉。它也使坐直的脊椎和远离钢琴的坐姿更加容易，从而提供了更大的肘部空间。坐得更低更适合许多技术，例如使用Power Thumb [（21）前臂旋转]、（31）Thumb, Most Versatile Finger, Power Thumb]或直指位置[（4）Curled and Flat Finger Positions, Curl Paralysis）等。它还允许使用前臂旋转来快速旋转手腕。