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Wow what a difference!
New chin and shoulder rest.
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June 3, 2014 - 4:42 pm
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I recently bought a Cecilio violin and have been trying my best to learn a new skill, but I became discouraged when I found that no matter how I adjusted my chin rest and shoulder rest, I couldn't hold the violin properly. I tried it without the shoulder rest, without the chin rest and every combination I could. No luck. I packed it up and put it in the closet. 

After a week of wanting to play, I broke down and  ordered a Bon Musica shoulder rest and a 17 mm Huberman Style chin rest and now I'm in heaven.  I think I could do handstands without the violin moving. I can't say enough good things about the Bon Musica. It's a great piece of equipment. Now to learn to play it!!!

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June 3, 2014 - 9:10 pm
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Well fitting equipment is essential to being comfortable which leads to many many hours of learning and hopefully fun. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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June 3, 2014 - 9:11 pm
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I have a Bon Musica also. I really like it.  It does take some effort to get it adjusted, but once it is, it is rock solid. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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June 5, 2014 - 3:39 pm
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In my opinion a good shoulder rest helped my violin progress in many ways.  It immediately ended all aches and pains from playing for extended times.

My teacher had me order an Original Kun a few years back.  I still use it.  A member here on the forum gave me a wooden carved padded shoulder rest.  I have it on my secondary violin and actually I have become comfortable with that also.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato


June 6, 2014 - 6:26 am
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I have heard great things about the Bon Musica. A few years ago my teacher got me to get a Kun as well, and it definitely improved my posture and helped hold the violin up. It was since then that I heard about the Bon Musica, kind of wish i had gotten that one instead but I am happy with my Kun and can't justify buying a new shoulder rest. :)

I am glad that you got yourself set up nicely Chromedome, looking forward to hearing more updates :)

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