There are certainly plenty of opinions about whether one should use a shoulder rest or not, but there is surprisingly little discussion about the actual issues and techniques involved in restless playing. As a person that has been on both sides (I used a SR most my life, then gave it up about a year ago), I thought it would be useful to share my experiences in transitioning to restless playing. I am hoping that others might benefit from my personal observations and perhaps offer additional insights. To get the topic started, I have recorded a series of videos to illustrate some key points about restless playing. Please feel free to comment or offer your suggestions.
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