Care and Maintenance of a Violin
How to maintain the beauty of the curve
The first and most basic rule of bow handling is to tighten the hairs before playing, and loosen them right after playing. The curve of the bow is very important, and if the tension of the hair is not released, the bow may lose its curve. If the bow looses its curve, it looses its elasticity, which makes it difficult to apply pressure and impossible to produce a sound.
Rosin dust will inevitably adhere to the stick, so this should be wiped with a cloth after each performance. A lot of rosin accumulates on the inside of the stick, so use a cloth to wipe this area first (see photo).
If you touch the hairs with your fingers, rosin will not stick to them, so it is important not to touch the hairs when wiping the stick. Also be sure to wipe the areas that are exposed to sweat, particularly the area where the stick is held.
Musical Instrument Guide : Violin Contents
How to Play
How the Instrument is Made
Choosing an Instrument
Care and Maintenance
- The f-hole used to be a C-hole or S-hole
- Why the f-hole?
- Violinists must bow to the horse
- Steel strings or gut strings? That is the question
- Is the chinrest the unsung hero of the violin?
- Most violin varnishes are also medicines
- Violin masterpieces: Solos I
- Violin masterpieces: Solos II
- Violin masterpieces: Solos III
- Violin masterpieces: Concertos I
- Violin masterpieces: Concertos II
- Viola masterpieces: Chamber music
- Viola masterpieces: Concertos
- Cello masterpieces: Concertos I
- Cello masterpieces: Concertos II
- Cello masterpieces: Solos
- Contrabass masterpieces: Concertos
- Contrabass masterpieces: Chamber music
- Orchestral masterpieces featuring the contrabass
- What do you call the part on the bow that you hold?