I’ve been playing the violin for 2 months now. I started without a shoulder rest, but had difficulties keeping the violin level with the ground and keeping it in the same position. Since I started using the Wolf Forte Secundo shoulder rest, I have made a lot more progress. It sits very comfortable, and I didn’t feel like it had to ‘mold’ like some other people here describe. I don’t feel like I will ever try playing without a shoulder rest again.