Chin

Guarneri chin rest violin

Guarneri chin rest violin
  1. Do all violinists use a chin rest?
  2. How do you disinfect a chin rest on a violin?
  3. What is the chin rest on a violin called?
  4. Where should violin chin rest?

Do all violinists use a chin rest?

Some musicians can take any violin, use whatever chin rest is on it, and be perfectly happy. Most violinists and violists, though, need to find the right fit based on their personal anatomy and playing style. Head, neck, and shoulder anatomies vary widely, so when it comes to chin rests, one size does not fit all.

How do you disinfect a chin rest on a violin?

Here are some ideas for keeping your chin rest squeaky clean! Put a cloth between your skin and the chin rest. Dan recommended microfiber cloth or a silk scarf.
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And Keep It Clean!

  1. Take a high thread-count cloth and put it in scalding water.
  2. Wring it out until it is barely damp.
  3. Then scrub your chin rest like crazy.

What is the chin rest on a violin called?

A chinrest is a shaped piece of wood (or plastic) attached to the body of a violin or a viola to aid in the positioning of the player's jaw or chin on the instrument. The chinrest may be made of ebony, rosewood, boxwood, or plastic.

Where should violin chin rest?

The proper height for a chin rest is one that leaves a gap of about one finger-width between the top of the rest and the jaw when the eyes are looking forward (and not looking up or down). If one must nod down in an exaggerated fashion to touch the top of the chin rest, it is too short.

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