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If you have a Kun shoulder rest you can twist the feet to make it higher/lower, if not maybe your is ajustable also? FM says you usually just put your chin on it and it should fill the space between chin and shoulder so you donT' have to press down on anythign to hold the violin.
"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov
I also am working on a good comfortable hold and have tried numerous chin rests and shoulder rests.
My latest, though not perfect, is a Teka chin rest and a KUN shoulder rest, but I ordered a special longer front leg for the KUN which lifts it up a little more from the chest. A Wolf Forte Secundo is comfortable to start, but keeps sliding down. It seems to be just a process of trial and error. Wish there was a local specialist I could see.
Hope you find a solution soon!
Those are really good videos, Oliver. The man demonstrates very well. I was surprised that the girl in the case study was using the same shoulder rest (Wolfe Forte Secundo) in a homemade redesigned fashion, and he fixed it to her needs without the extra stuff she had taped to it. I had bent it somewhat, but I think the trick is to conform it exactly to the body, as he pointed out. I'm going to work on it. Thanks so much!
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