I posted a thread a while back about switching to playing my violin without a shoulder rest. Now, I can do it effortlessly and I can elevate it from resting on my shoulder and I have a more free, rounder, and sweet tone. I'm more relaxed when playing, and I love the feeling of no shoulder rest because I can reach any position I want to however high on any string with ease. I'm just very happy about this accomplishment.
Question: How common is it for a violinist to use no shoulder rest? I've only ever met but a few.
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