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That was great!
I noticed that she really put her chin on the chin rest! Most people have their chin on the tailpiece, like the luthier who fixed my sound post. After I watched Hilary's video, i think it would be easier for me to bow on the lower strings because of my short arms. Really, where should we rest our chin? (off topic 🙂
Hmmm? Maybe we need a pro to step in here? I do know how important it is to feel comfortable with the violin rested on your shoulder with no stress to you chin or shoulder. You want to be able to balance your violin where you can have free movement of your left arm. You may need to be fitted with a different chin rest.
You should maybe start a new thread in the learning violin section and ask about this and maybe even just snap a photo of how you are holding your violin.
I looked up more stuff about Hilary Hahn and man she's good.
If you look at the bottom of her violin you will see two attachment points of her shoulder rest. I am thinking it is a large shoulder rest, most I have seen only have one attachment point on each side of the instrument. I have tried to use the chin rest with my chin, it puts the violin way off center for me. My chin is almost on the tailpiece. I am trying to get used to a KUN shoulder rest, but after a few minutes my collar bone starts to hurt. I have been adjusting it back and forth up and down. Spend more time messing with it than I do playing. Finally I just toss it back in the case.
i like listening to this one
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