We know that the violin is a wonderful instrument that brings hours of joy to those that play but, as with most things, there can be downsides to all the things we love most. We take a look at some of the worst things about playing violin.
Fiddlers around the world will unite in their stories of red ‘love bite’ marks on their neck. Unfortunately, whilst the violin is one of the most romantic of instruments, violinists are not all running around in a fit of passion, the red marks are due to unavoidable chaffing caused by holding the violin.
Some violinists are proud of their battle scars but if they leave you feeling a little embarrassed, keeping you chin rest and clean and germ free will help, as will various lotions and potions on the skin.