Shoulder rests are a popular and simple accessory to make holding the violin more comfortable. But there are many different degrees of intensity, and it is a highly personalized choice. They range from:
- No shoulder rest (maybe still a rag or sponge under your shirt)
- Sponge or foam pad held on with a rubber band.
- Traditional shoulder rests
- Super tall chinrests (Wolf, or BonMusica)
- Chinrest PLUS Extra Tall Chinrests combinations.