The height of my violin+chinrest is smaller than the distance between my collar bone and a chin, so when I played I had to raise my shoulder to support the violin. I bought a chinese shoulder rest for 5$, but I can't get it comfortable, no matter how I set it. The next thing is that I'm propably moving my head to far to the left - I think it shoudn't be bent to the left to rest on the chinrest. I've got two questions:
1) Where can I find a good instruction about violin playing posture? I don't want to injure myself with wrong head position (too far to left, and bent).
2) Is something wrong with my shoulder rest, or I just can't set it up properly if I can't feel comfortable with it? IT depends on the set-up, bot sometimes it hurts me at my arm (too much pressure from the edge of the rest), sometimes it's quite comfortable, but it's not supporting my violin well (when I relax the violin is slipping). I don't feel it's ok, and I'd like to do something with my playing postition - but how?
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