This week, I’m talking all things equipment: strings, shoulder rests (yay!), chin rests, my bow, my beautiful pegs and the violin itself. We’ll also be looking inside my violin case…I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty messy!

Equipment is something that I have certainly obsessed over a lot in the past and as much as I advocate for methodical and thorough experimentation with bows, chin rests, shoulder rests, strings, etc. in order to find the combination that works best for you, I have also come to realise that at some point, you just have to let it all go and focus as much as possible on your physical and mental wellbeing in your practice.

Try to be intelligent, be logical, but don’t fixate on it.

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