While you're at the musical instrument store to buy a violin, don't forget to also shop for a few essential accessories that will help you play your violin more effectively and easily. Here are five accessories to bring home when you're buying your first violin. 1. Shoulder rest Some violin players like to use a shoulder rest under the violin to help them hold their violin securely in place, in conjunction with the chin rest on top of the violin.
When I was diagnosed with a serious anxiety disorder, my therapist mentioned that music might be a great way to unwind for the day. She told me to pick some nice, soft, relaxing music and listen to it at night before I went to sleep. I was a little apprehensive to take her up on the advice, but after a few weeks I could tell that it was really working. I was able to calm down at the end of the day instead of letting my thoughts get the better of me. I have come a long way in my treatment, which is why I wanted to share my struggles with other people. Read here to learn how music might be able to help you.