My names David, and I started playing violin not to long ago. A lot of my time is spent practicing, but after about an hour I have to quit because of pain in my lower back, and sometimes neck. I have a Wolf Forte-Secondo should rest and put a handkerchief on the chinrest to keep it from sliding. I am unreasonably tall (6'6) and have a long neck. I had my shoulder rest real low at first and would try to play with it, but too much pressure had to be applied to keep it up which caused my teeth to grit. So I decided to raise it, and everything was working until after about an hour I would get sharp pains in my lower back. I have gotten my music stand to go up high enough from putting it on top of tall furniture, but it still seems that my back bothers me. I make sure to keep it straight when I play, and stand up. I do catch myself standing akwardly, and not putting my weight on the left foot. Could this be a problem? Please help, because I would like to practice at least 2 1/2 hours a day without having to stop because of pain.
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