Do violas need shoulder rest?

Do violas need shoulder rest?

It’s true in life and it’s true with playing the violin and viola. Violinists and violists use shoulder rests to help support the instrument and to keep it in a stable, comfortable position so that you’re not twisting your neck and shoulders, which can lead to all sorts of physical problems.

How much does a viola shoulder rest cost?

Kun Original Viola Shoulder Rest

List Price: $50.55 Details
Price: $28.00
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Can you use a violin shoulder rest on a viola?

All violins and violas are required to use a shoulder rest.

Is a shoulder rest necessary?

Technically it is not necessary to use a shoulder rest. But it really makes playing a lot more comfortable. If you find yourself needing to raise your left shoulder to hold the violin, then you need a shoulder rest.

Is Kun or Everest better?

Many of our students prefer the Everest EZ4A shoulder rest to the Kun brand shoulder rests. This shoulder rest has a slightly greater curve and thicker padding than the Kun brand shoulder rest. Though some violinists may find it more comfortable, it’s not quite as adjustible as the Kun brand shoulder rest.

Are violin and viola chin rests the same?

The chinrest is different, though, although feels nearly the same. I may change that to match as well. On the viola, I use the “Hollywood” chinrest – not easy to find anymore for some reason. I has a fairly prominent hump, and sits on the left side of the tailpiece but has a part that extends over the tailpiece.

Do professional violin players use shoulder rest?

Chinrests and shoulder rests are very personal and must be adjusted to the individual player. Also the choice whether or not to use them is highly personal. There are fantastic violinists playing without shoulder rest and there are fantastic violinists playing with shoulder rest.

Can a violinist play a viola?

Playing the viola will benefit your violin playing. You’ll play lighter with a relaxed technique. By having to get used to larger distances between the fingers, your intonation (playing in tune) will improve. You learn to trust on your ears and adjust to what you hear.

  • August 12, 2022