shoulder rest

March 23, 2005 at 06:33 PM · I am new to the violin and I need help putting on my shoulder rest . I have no idea what it is supposed to look like when it is placed properly.

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March 23, 2005 at 07:26 PM · What kind of shoulder rest is it?

March 24, 2005 at 09:07 PM · Oh, giving me the silent treatment, huh? Well two can play that game.

March 24, 2005 at 09:23 PM · Is it safe to say that if it will go on more than one way it's broken?

April 19, 2005 at 12:50 PM · Hi,

Ok, I'd love someone to correct me if I'm wrong as I had to figure this out on my own so I could really be completely wrong! [plus I don't have a teacher/know anyone else who plays]

I've got a Wolf shoulder rest, and what I did is put it on the violin so the curve is around my neck - hope that makes sense? (the left side clip is about a cm or two from the chin rest). I think it should follow your neckline. Then you'll just need to keep adjusting the screws so that it's the right height for you. It took me quite a while to get used to having something in between so I've gradually increased the height until now because it's now been the same for a while and feels right. So I think it's kind of subjective.

Anyway, hope this helps!

Kate

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