Written by Zlata Brouwer
Published: November 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM [UTC]
Without rosin your bow doesn’t make a sound, as the horse hair will silently slide over the string. Rosin is an important detail of your violin or viola playing.
People tend to rosin the bow mainly and the tip and the frog, but as you use the middle of the bow more, you should rosin the middle of the bow most.
Click here to my dedicated video about how to rosin your bow. In this week’s video I will just show it shortly.
If you leave the rosin there, it will become sticky and hard to remove. Your strings sound better when you clean them and the varnish of your violin is better maintained when you remove the rosin.
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One question about the rosin you use: do you use a different rosin for your viola bow? The link you furnished is to a violin rosin.
As always, thanks so much for all of the useful information your videos provide.
Good tip about the cork.
I tend to use Petz Student Dark rosin for my viola bow... it's a little softer.
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