Posted by Ann on October 30, 1997 at 01:30:46:
In response to Funky Violinists?, written by Caroline on October 29, 1997 at 20:42:36
] I was looking at one of the Sharpe episodes the other night, and I noticed that John Tams (Coporal Hagman) plays his violin in the crook of his arm, not under his chin.
(He also sings the theme song, doesn't he?)
] When you look at old paintings of violins they don't seem to have chin pieces attatched.
While I have little real knowledge on this subject (so I don't really know what I'm talking about), I thought that chin rests still aren't used on high quality violins, but that the musician uses a piece of cloth to cushion their chin. I would doubt that you would want to screw/bolt/glue something like that onto a Strad.
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