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Joshua Iyer

A 4pm Trip to a Violin Music Store

April 3, 2013 at 1:20 AM

This afternoon after my lesson I went to Sapp Violins to try out some chin rests for my violin. If you have been watching my Violin Practice series on YouTube, you'd have seen my centered chin rest in the last episode I did. I don't like that kind; I like the 'normal' ones placed left on the instrument. We tried out a few different types of chin rests at the music store; some just deeper, but with a jutting edge; some higher up. He told me that I would be better off my violin teacher helping me pick out a good chin rest, because he was, essentially, teaching me a way to hold the violin, which my teacher would know my own unique style of doing it. (Well not 'unique', per se; he said everyone has their own varying method, although most people lean back into it. I did see many violinists playing in the Lord of the Rings Symphony doing this, so...) In any case, I will play around with the chin rest he put on for me, and next Tuesday at my lesson, we will mess around a little more and hopefully pick out the type that I like and may continue using in the future!

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