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where can i get a cushion thing for dds violin

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nailpolish Mon 25-Aug-08 16:47:07

to go under the chin rest? to stop it rubbing on her neck?

does anyone know what i mean? i was going to use a bathsponge and a rubber band blush

tissy Mon 25-Aug-08 16:49:28

you can get a fancy padded chinrest that clips on, from a music shop. Or, fold up a large hanky/ scarf into a pad and put on shoulder/ neck before positioning violin.


mamamufin Mon 25-Aug-08 16:49:53

Actually a sponge is alot more comfortable and easy to use imo. How old is dd? A padded duster does the job too. Good luck

misspopov Mon 25-Aug-08 16:50:14

DD uses a kitchen sponge and an elastic band provided by violin teacher.

nailpolish Mon 25-Aug-08 16:50:30

thanks tissy

sheis using a folded up pillow case jsut now but obviously it keeps slipping

nailpolish Mon 25-Aug-08 16:51:24

she is 5

tissy Mon 25-Aug-08 16:51:48

this sort of thing?

sorry, may be a bit you mean it hurts her chin, or the neck/ shoulder junction?

DumbledoresGirl Mon 25-Aug-08 16:51:48

Ds2 uses a small chamois leather pad!

tissy Mon 25-Aug-08 16:53:57

or this?

Saturn74 Mon 25-Aug-08 16:54:39

I'll do it for minimum wage. grin

My mum made me one from some sponge covered in material when I was young.

DS1 had one from the music shop years ago, and no longer plays the violin.

When he comes in, I'll ask him to rummage about and see if he's still got it if you like?

Someone might as well get some use out of it. smile

(Disclaimer - it may have been consigned to the Room of Doom cupboard, so don't hold out too much hope! grin)

nailpolish Mon 25-Aug-08 16:54:46

it hurts her collarbone area

the chin is fine

found this on same site

nailpolish Mon 25-Aug-08 16:55:47

tissy grin

humphre that would be lovely! dont worry if you cant find ti though smile

tissy Mon 25-Aug-08 16:56:15

I had something like this but shock at the price! Kitchen sponge and elastic band sound good!

tissy Mon 25-Aug-08 16:57:55

meant [[ ]]!

tortoiseSHELL Mon 25-Aug-08 17:00:47

A sponge and elastic band is fine! Otherwise, go to a music shop and they will try different ones out - different rests can suit different people. Ds1 has one that clips on now, but he managed without one, or with a sponge for about a year.

MrsBadger Mon 25-Aug-08 17:04:32

sponge and rubber band best bet for a 5yo - don't shell out too much cash as she'll need a different one in a year or less

nailpolish Mon 25-Aug-08 17:04:53


i didnt even know if sucha thing existed

will get a spionge meantime

thanks all

Saturn74 Mon 25-Aug-08 17:14:46

NP, DS1 has found his rest.
It's a red plastic one, with black cushion, and is adjustable.
It's marked as being Violin 1/4, 1/2, which I assume means it's specially for smaller violins.
Anyway, DS1 is happy to pass it on to your DD, so just CAT me if you're interested.

Saturn74 Mon 25-Aug-08 17:17:30

Just found a picture - it looks similar to Model - DAVR1/4

ours is red, not black

SqueakyPop Mon 25-Aug-08 17:31:46

You should be able to get it in a violin shop

newpup Mon 25-Aug-08 17:43:44

My DD2 (age 6) uses a baby sponge with an elastic band.

nailpolish Tue 26-Aug-08 09:06:38

humphrey thats marvellous

thank DS for me please

dd has just got a new violin - she had a 16th before and now she has the next size up - i assume thats a 1/4?

have to shooot off to dentist - shall CAT you when i get back


QuintessentialShadows Tue 26-Aug-08 09:11:24

Mine has the same as Humphrey. He borrows it from his music school.

I need to go find a stand to keep his music sheets on.... <sigh> expenses.

nailpolish Tue 26-Aug-08 09:12:25

i never thought about asking the teacher...

yes id love a stand too. dd currently uses baby Annabels highchair!

must get to teh dentist...

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