Chin rests - How do you know which one is right for you? I can't answer that question only you can, but I can tell you my story and how I found the right chin rest for me. When I was at CU Boulder working on my violin performance degree, I was practicing many hours a day. I started to develop a very large sore on my neck and it was uncomfortable. I decided that this wasn't good for me and that I needed to make a change. I was very lucky and the first chin rest I tried I fell in love with and it worked for me. That happened to be the chin rest I still use to this day and it is a Carl Flesch chin rest with a hump. What drew me to this chinrest was that it was placed over the tailpiece and since that was how I was set up to play I figured why have the chin rest off to the side when my chin sits over the tail piece. Like I said, I fell in love with this chin rest immediately and soon after using it my "violin hickey" disappeared. Enjoy the video and your personal quest for the perfect chin rest. If you have friends and colleagues with different chin rests give them a try - this is the easiest and cheapest way to do some chinrest exploring:)
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