12 Checks to Improve your Violin Sound Quality in 10 Minutes | Violin Lounge TV #403
How to get rid of your beginner sound and to keep improving your sound (forever!) as an intermediate and advanced violinist:
#1 Clean your strings
#2 Don’t use too much rosin
#3 Clean your bow hair
Watch this video to learn how you can clean your bow stick and hair yourself. It might save you a rehair!
Balance proportions on every level:
#4 Bow Speed
Don’t make classic mistakes like shooting your bolt (high bow speed) and belly bowing (inconsistent bow speed).
Keep an eye on the amount of weight, consistency , that you’re using weight and not pressure, relax your right arm and maybe hold your elbow a bit lower to transfer weight.
#6 Finger action
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#7 Contact point
Crooked bowing will affect contact point, so make sure you’re bowing straight and be conscious about where between the bridge and the fingerboard you bow. Each spot has it’s own sound.
To pivot or not to pivot your bow. In the video I show you a hack to pivot at the extreme frog for a consistent sound without scratching.
#9 Place on the bow
Connected to this is bow division.