Adrian Allan wrote:
However, it is worth noting that in terms of modern playing technique, rest stroke is hardly ever used, and does not need to ever be used.
I don't really think about it anymore, but I just went over my current répertoire in my head and found that I use rest stroke very seldom. Even the times I do use it, I could probably get away with free stroke.
Having said that, I remember practicing countless exercises when I was first introduced to rest strokes. (My playing technique was fully free stroke for years). Thinking how much I use it now, was it a waste of time, all those exercises? I'm happy with my rest stroke, but it just seems like I over-practiced it.