in this video my kid was trying to play sarabande on her own since teacher is away for most of the summer, with her usual setup: rest, chin rest, strad pad. as i said in the other thread, she must be reasonably happy with the setup because she never complained about it. on the contrary, this morning when i asked her to try without the rest, she found it bothersome.
my personal opinion is that sd rest allows many kids to arrive at some level of stability which is important for beginners who need to deal with many overwhelming facets during practice. i acknowledge that there is a fine line often between to use vs to abuse. ron and buri talked about their approach which makes a lot of sense, but is more sophisticated and may require continued education on the part of violin teachers.
also feel free to share your feeling on how sarabande should be played...on body mechanics...on how to get the most of practice when you have no time, haha:):)
ps. the violin strings are about 8 months old. do they sound bad enough that need changing?
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