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Shoulder Rests

All violinists and violists need a shoulder support to keep the instrument from slipping. Shoulder rests come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Adjustable rests are the best for children who are still growing. Small children don't need to use shoulder rests. A sponge or piece of foam 3/8 to 3/4 inches thick attached to the instrument with a rubber band should be adequate to keep instrument from slipping. Some adults also prefer a cloth or sponge to shoulder rests. It really depends on the size of ones' neck, and one's personal preference. However, everyone needs something to keep the instrument from slipping!

 

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