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Hi ! I was wondering if I put the chinrest over the tailpiece, will it have some effects on the violin. I had a violin a long time ag and I donn't know if I put it ''over'' or ''nest '' to it.
1) Can anyone tell me, PLEASE, if the chin rest has some effects on the sound violin when you put it over the tailpiece ?
2) Is the chin rest just here to put your chin on and rest assure of the rest...or the manufacturer put it next to the tailpiece because he knows that he is doing?
I know that everyone is busy with their lives, but someone, please answer?!
Hellamo, Welcome to the forum and relearning the Violin,
Anything you clamp on the violin could have a effect on the sound, it could be good, could be bad, really all depends on the violin and how it effects the violin on how it vibrates.
I personally like a chin rest you clamp around the tail piece as your clamping on the tail block of the violin, the violin vibrates less there because of the tail block and its much stronger clamping there than on a rib, again just my personal preference.
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Chinrests always affect the sound a little, but really not enough to make a huge difference, in my opinion. It's much more important to have one that fits comfortably, and that may vary depending on your body shape. Generally center mounted chinrests are preferable for people with short arms, while people with longer arms may prefer side-mounted chinrests.
As for your second question: the chinrest really should be called a jaw rest. The left side of your jawbone should rest lightly on it, and minimal weight on it should be enough to hold your instrument in place.
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