Shoulder is sore due to chin rest?
My shoulder tends to get sore. I’m not sure if I should purchase a higher chin rest cause the chin rest on my violin seems too low. I have tried adjusting my shoulder rest higher but it doesn’t help.
What chin rest do you recommend?
Go to a shop with many options try them all. And then also you can try things like the wave chinrest, or kreddle.
I have always had to re-carve my chinrests - and I don't think my jawbone is particularly wierd. I adapt Teka-style rests. I find Guarneri rests to be complete torture, while many like them.
I am no expert, by no means. However, I do know quite a lot about trashed shoulders and neck issues as I've both, among other things. Hopefully your shoulder is fine, but am mentioning this just in case. For me, I found that a low CR and higher SR led to shoulder instability and pain. The solution turned out to be a much higher CR (for me the adjustable Wittner Zuerich set as high as it will go) combined with a SR set pretty low. Shoulder quite happy, neck not apparently aware anything changed at all.
Left or right?
I was thinking of getting this tekka chin rest that is adjustable. https://www.simplyforstrings.com.au/products/teka-height-adjustable-violin-chin-rest?variant=13016968003678¤cy=AUD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv9eq9Oij4wIVVB0rCh3N6QcfEAQYASABEgI2S_D_BwE
I use the Wave chinrest. My neck is fairly long and I have found this chinrest to be very comfortable. Wavechinrest.com.
My Teka adjustments:
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