My daughter plays viola and violin. She plays soloistically on the viola, but is having trouble doing the same on the violin. She is well aware that there is a big difference in how you play the instruments; but she can't bring herself to play with intensity on the high strings of her violin.
Her hearing is very sensitive and it has been suggested that it may be the sound of the violin itself that is preventing her from playing like a soloist on the violin.
Ear plugs seem like a good investment, and there is a possibility that it may be part of the answer to her difficulties on the violin. If nothing else they will be useful when she plays in the orchestra.
What are the differences between Etymotics three levels of ear plugs. I'm also looking for the website for custom fitting earplugs where you make the mold at home.
Are there some things to watch out for?
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