* *Fiona switched from a full-sized violin to a ¾ sized violin in the middle of the research. Measurements given are taken at highest point on chin rest. When the tilt of the chin rest is great, this is also noted. Measurements of the shoulder rest are not included.

1. Joining the research

The reason I signed up for the research team was that I had been having quite a lot of trouble with my right shoulder. When I heard about the research project, I realised it might have something to do with my chin rest and shoulder rest, so I thought, “Why not! Let’s give it a try.”

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