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It's holiday time! Why not give the gift of comfort to yourself, your child, or your student, with a more suitable chin or shoulder rest! In this episode, violinist/violist, teacher, and host Laurel Thomsen shares the factors we need to consider when shopping for a more secure, effective, and comfortable chin and shoulder rest. And as we'll find, the most popular models might not be serving most of us very well!

Show notes: Ergonomic, lifted, and custom chinrests: ⁠⁠

Non-custom lifted chinrests: ⁠⁠

Chinrest models mentioned: Hamburg, Teka, Original Flesch

Shoulder rest models mentioned: Wolf Forte Secondo, Poly Pad, Bon Musica, Kun Seven

Intro/outro music: "Unexpected Waltz," written and performed by Laurel Thomsen. To listen and download visit ⁠

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