How to Set Up Your Violin: Violin Setup Guide

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 30, 2021 • 3 min read

The violin is not a naturally comfortable instrument to play, but there are some ways to make it as comfortable as possible. Your individual combination of chin rest and shoulder rest can help a great deal. When deciding what to use, consider the shape of your shoulders, the length of your neck, and even the shape of your jawbone. There are many kinds of chin rests and shoulder rests, and your combination of the two is often referred to as your set-up.