Compare Bon Musica with Wolf Forte Secundo shoulder rests specifically for people with long necks, broad shoulders, or prominent collar bones. (Also relevant for narrow shoulder people!)
Tone color changes are totally achievable by mastering bow distribution.
You can read the first part of this "bow distribution" article chain here. So, you have started developing your instinct for making spontaneous bow distribution choices using the note values of a piece to guide you. The next step in developing your "violinistic...
Free worksheet which helps violin students expand their vibrato palette by exploring 9 different combinations of vibrato speed and width.
Learning “bow distribution” for phrase shaping and expressive playing needs to be an intuitive process. Start by using rhythmic values to guide you, and your intuition will grow from there.
Playing loud doesn’t equal playing intensely. Playing soft doesn’t equal docile. Learning to make a soft, intense sound, or a loud warm sound really expands our expressive palate to help us convey more color and more emotion in our violin playing.