How does one use a sponge or no shoulder rest and still hold the violin "up" enough? I've watched many recordings of people not using a shoulder rest, yet they seem to be holding the violin up pretty high with no squeezing/tension of the chin and the shoulder. Is the left hand somehow involved? I recently experimented with converting full time to a sponge but it's not really working out.
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