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* 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

I joined the research because when I played concerts I got tired half way through and suffered discomfort. I felt my joints after rehearsing for half an hour or so. It didnít really hurt, but it was an unpleasant feeling. I had done some Mensendieck therapy, but I had the feeling that I could learn more about posture. In the time just before the research project my playing discomfort had increased. After ten minutes of playing I felt stuck. I couldnít play for more than half an hour. Now I can play for one-and-a-half hours without stopping if I want and then still have no complaints.

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