I posted a question about shoulder rests a week or two ago because I have always been raising my shoulders to balance my violin. I was recently told that this was not proper, as I should be able to play relatively tension-free. I had always played with tension.
My problem, unfortunately, still exists. I have tried about 5 different shoulder rests and 4 different chin rests, in different combinations, angles and heights and have yet to find a combination to allow me to play tension- and pain-free.
I really have not been able to practice due to the discomfort I have been experiencing. At this point, I am desperate for help, and wondering if you know of someone in the Maryland/Washington area who I could consult about this or if there is someone who custom makes shoulder & chin rests. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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