Frisch and Denig: Violin and Viola Chinrest Fitting System

Gallery: Fractional Chinrests

This Gallery presents examples of the 3 Fractional Chinrest styles working with various jaw types. Please Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.

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6.5 year old with long jawline from chin to neck and square of the jaw. She also has a more horizontal plane in the jawline.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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BEFORE: No chinrest worked for this shape and size of jaw with a 1/16 violin. This student's teacher chose to use no chinrest at all.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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AFTER: 1/16 violin, 1/4 Brandt with a 4 mm lift. A very happy student!

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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9 year old. A more vertical angle to jawline and somewhat broad chin.

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9 year old. Vertical Jawline and short depth to neck.

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BEFORE: 1/2 size violin, Dresden chinrest.

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AFTER: 1/2 violin, 1/2 Brandt with 2mm lift. A calmer face and the body is in better balance and ease. Also a flatter violin with less roll. With this chinrest, the chin finds it's position and allows the head weight to fall gently onto the chinrest.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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Horizontal plane to jawline. Long from chin to neck.

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Longer jawline from chin to neck.

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Before: Center mounted Flesch. Head is not on top of spine.

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After: 1/2 size Violin, 3/4 sized Brandt, lifted 7mm and half centered. Head is better aligned over the spine.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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8 Year Old with Rounded Jawline

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A side view showing the round jaw shape, somewhat fleshy jawline and a fair amount of distance from neck to chin.

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Fitted with a 1/8 Teka, this student can now fit the chin and jaw comfortably in a chinrest.

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8 year old with a broad chin and more vertical plane to jawline.

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8 year old with borad chin and more fleshy, rounded jawline.

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1/8 violin with 1/8 Teka

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8 Year old, 1/8 violin and 1/ 8 Teka

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This 12.5 year old has a long, more rounded jawline with a fair amount of flesh covering it. He also has a somewhat broad chin.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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A side view showing length of jawline and depth to the neck. This student is used to allowing the head to be forward and somewhat uplifted, rather than back and released on top of the spine.

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A comfortable fit with a larger, 3/4 Teka!

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This 14 year old has a long jawline, from the square of the jaw to the chin, with a somewhat prominent chin. The plane of her jawline is more vertical. As with the first student in the Brandt category, this student does not have much bone length from the square of the jawbone up to the joint, near the ear.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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A side view showing the length of the jaw.

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The Hamburg chinrest provides a comfortable place for the prominent chin. The downward slope of the Hamburg provides for the length for the jawbone to rest, but not become irritated.

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This student has a somewhat broad, prominent chin and a more vertical plane to her long jawbone.

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This side view shows the length of the jawbone from the square of the jaw to the chin and the short distance from the square of the jaw up to the joint near the ear.

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This view shows a head placement where the the head weight is resting more on the jawbone. The student's chin is somewhat off the chinrest. The Hamburg chinrest allows the student to move the head to also accommodate the chin on the chinrest.

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Another view showing the chinrest accommodating this jaw shape.

Photo Credit: Barbara Greenberg
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