The Chinrest is Really a Jawrest
The "chinrest" is really a "jawrest."
This terminology can confuse young violinists and their parents in the beginning. It is useful to point out this discrepancy so that the violin posture is not inadvertently misinterpreted during home practice.
1/14/2016 06:42:01 pm
This is CORRECT! I remember my teacher explaining the right way of using the "chinrest". You don't really rest your chin on the chinrest or else you will end up with a violin "beard". You rest your jaw that way you end up with a straight neck and a good posture. Thanks alot! :)
1/19/2016 07:42:26 am
Thanks! I love the "beard" reference - it always makes me and my students laugh and helps get the point across. I really appreciate your feedback. Heather
1/21/2023 06:10:17 am
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