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Thank you guys so much!! I'm really glad you like it!
Fiddlerman- my neck does get tense sometimes, and I've been becoming more and more aware of that recently because I've been playing a lot more. I've tried different positions and stuff... but nothing else seems to be comfortable. I might try getting some extra padding to go between the chin rest and me. Do you think that would help?
That all sounds reasonable. I'll look into all that stuff. Thanks for the advice!!!
My teacher actually sells the center-mounted chin rests, but I've never really tried them out. So I'll give that a go.
Thank you very much StoneDog!!!
All I can say is wow, really really nice thanks for sharing!! This is exactly the kind of style I eventually want to be able to play (quite a ways down the road lol). I'm actually having the same issue (though my playing is much slower haha) with my neck when I'm done practicing... May have to look into a new chin rest here as well since my shoulder rest is all the way up at it's max.
You might just need to adjust your shoulder rest. That will lift the chin rest somewhat. I had to go to an off center chin rest on my violin. You too might need to epxeriment with different rests Chris.
Jake do work on that neck issue. I love listening to your play and hate to see you suffer some long term effects from whatever the problem is.
"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader
Thats something right there! You slayed that dragon - to use appropriate medievel metaphore for a tune called wizards walk. That was awesome, I have to watch it several more times just to watch the left hand and then again just to watch the bow, I cant focus on both that fast. Wow!
as far as tension and such have you ( you probably have) checked out http://www.alexandertechnique......violinist/
"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.
Thank you all for the support!! I really appreciate it!
@AlbinEkman- Here's a link to me playing it slower (but a little out of tune). I hope this helps!! If there's anything else I can do, please let me know