I have received some emails asking about what chinrest I use in my YouTube videos so I wanted to share that answer here in a quick blog post.
I always told my students if I could go back in time I would change the term "chinrest" to the term "jawrest" since it's a misnomer. In reality, the chin is not involved in violin placement, and it is the jaw that contacts the face of the violin. This terminology has befuddled more than one student in my career, and they tried defeatedly to place their chin there.
That's why I love center mounted chinrests. I find them much more ergonomic. Here is a LINK to one that is similar to what you see me use on my YouTube videos.
While we are on the subject of violin gear, you may enjoy this informal study we did here at Music for Young Violinists about what were teacher's favorite shoulder pads.
You may be surprised at what came in first place, click HERE to see.
Have a suggestion on some helpful chinrests or shoulder pads or anything related to the subject of setting up an instrument?
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