I have actually been making progress with my violin adventure. I have found a good shoulder rest/chin rest combination. I bought a BonMusica Shoulder rest. My chin rest is fairly comfortable used with it. I may have to get a shallower chin rest, but I am going to wait until after I start my lessons. I did a bit of bending of the BonMusica, but was able to get it correctly fitted. I can hold my violin handsfree firmly without a lot of pressure from my jaw/chin. I have tried just moving my right hand up and down the neck and it feels very secure. It does not feel like I am going to lose the violin and it does not wobble. The notes I was bowing were not accurate, but I haven’t been in that area fingering yet. Just testing the shoulder rest and chin rest setup.
I checked via mirror and my husband checking visually, and my head is centered over my shoulders. It is not bent backwards from the shoulder rest and chin rest combination being too high. I turn my head to the direction I need and just do a slight nod into the chin rest. Very comfortable.
Pretty excited and feel very positive that the teacher and I will connect a little better this time. I hope so, because she is such a talented, personable and interesting person.
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