Violin Maintenance Videos

Take good care of your violin

Learn how to tune your violin, replace strings, clean your violin and bow and much more

How to Tune your Violin with a Tuning Fork (Advanced)

How to Tune your Violin with a Tuning Fork (Advanced)

The most accurate way to tune your violin, is to avoid an electronic tuner and use an old fashioned tuning fork. In this video I teach you exactly how:

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How to Tune your Violin as a Beginner

How to Tune your Violin as a Beginner

As a beginning violinist you can tune your violin yourself! It’s important to play on an instrument that is in tune when you’re learning

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Online Viola Tuner with Real Violist

Online Viola Tuner with Real Violist

Tune with a Real Viola Sound per String. Listen to the sound of each string and tune your viola, so it matches my pitch.

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Online Violin Tuner with Real Violinist

Online Violin Tuner with Real Violinist

Tune with a Real Violin Sound per String. Listen to the sound of each string and tune your violin, so it matches my pitch.

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How to Clean your Violin Bow Hair and Stick | Violin Lounge TV #290

How to Clean your Violin Bow Hair and Stick | Violin Lounge TV #290

Save yourself that expensive rehair and improve the response of your bow by cleaning it yourself! I demonstrate how to clean your violin bow in this video:

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[Video] 5 Tips if your Violin Strings go Out of Tune too Often | Violin Lounge TV #245

[Video] 5 Tips if your Violin Strings go Out of Tune too Often | Violin Lounge TV #245

What can you do if your violin strings are going out of tune quickly?

Perhaps your violin detunes all the time while practicing or during a performance.

Perhaps your violin is completely out of tune every time you pick it up. This can be really annoying, while there some simple things you can do about it.

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What to do if the Air is to Humid for your Violin? | Violin Lounge TV # 239

What to do if the Air is to Humid for your Violin? | Violin Lounge TV # 239

Ideally the air humidity is between 40 to 60%. When the air is too moist for your violin, this has a negative effect on the sound. It can sound very nasal. Also it can damage the instrument, for example by mold.

To keep your violin in a good condition and maintain it’s beautiful sound, you should take care of the humidity and temperature in your practice room or in your violin case.

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How to Rehair a Violin Bow | Violin Lounge TV #237

How to Rehair a Violin Bow | Violin Lounge TV #237

Last week I've visited the Czech Republic to attend a 3 day workshop with the violin makers and bow makers who deliver instruments and bows for my violin shop in Holland. I learned a lot about adjustment of violins, what determines the sound, how to recognize good quality wood and a lot more.

During my visit with the bow makers, I've captured a bow maker rehairing a bow. I hope you find it just as interesting and meditative to watch it as I did.

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What to do if the Air is to Dry for your Violin? | Violin Lounge TV #234

What to do if the Air is to Dry for your Violin? | Violin Lounge TV #234

If the humidity in the air is too low, there is a risk that your violin tears itself apart. Because of dry air, the wood of the soundbox can shrink.

To keep your violin in a good condition and maintain it's beautiful sound, you should take care of the humidity and temperature in your practice room or in your violin case.

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How NOT To Break Your Violin Bow | Violin Lounge TV #221

How NOT To Break Your Violin Bow | Violin Lounge TV #221

In my violin shop I sometimes throw away a trash can full of bows. Of course that's a waste! That's why I'm making this video: I want to explain how to keep your bow in a good state and enjoy it for many years. Therefore I would like you to avoid the 4 ways to demolish your bow...

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About Rosin | Violin & Viola TV #208

About Rosin | Violin & Viola TV #208

This episode is all about rosin!

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.

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How to Straighten the Bridge of Your Violin or Viola and Prevent Damage

How to Straighten the Bridge of Your Violin or Viola and Prevent Damage

One day a customer walked into my violin shop. She was panicked, because the bridge of the violin had fallen down and damaged both the bridge and the violin. This happened right before she went on stage to perform. This is what happens when you tune a lot, but you...

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How to Tune Your Violin or Viola with an Electronic Tuner (or app)

How to Tune Your Violin or Viola with an Electronic Tuner (or app)

This video shows you exactly how to tune your violin or viola easily with an electronic tuner or a tuner app. It shows you exactly how to use the pegs and the fine tuners. For tuning small differences you can use the fine tuners. For tuning larger differences you can...

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What Tailpiece and How Many Fine Tuners Should You Have on Your Violin or Viola?

What Tailpiece and How Many Fine Tuners Should You Have on Your Violin or Viola?

You might be wondering why some violinists and violists have one fine tuner, others two and some even four. What is the difference? What should you choose? Which tailpiece should you pick? I’ve just discovered shortly that the choice of fine tuners and tailpiece makes...

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Oh No, Kittens are Killed for Violin Strings! – the Truth about Catgut

Oh No, Kittens are Killed for Violin Strings! – the Truth about Catgut

Some say that violin strings are made out of catgut… In this video I will show you the truth about catgut. Just to reassure you… violin strings are not made out of the guts of cats. Sissi (starring in the video) is still alive and kicking and I’ve got...

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How To Soap the Pegs of Your Violin or Viola (and make it easy to tune)

How To Soap the Pegs of Your Violin or Viola (and make it easy to tune)

Perhaps you recognize this: when you tune your violin or viola with the tuning pegs, sometimes they squeak or don’t run smoothly or run too smoothly. This can indicate that it’s time to soap the pegs. In this video I teach you how to soap the pegs of your violin or...

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How (and when?) To Replace the Strings of Your Violin or Viola

How (and when?) To Replace the Strings of Your Violin or Viola

This video is about how to replace the strings on your violin or viola. First I will explain when you need to replace your strings. Averagely for amateurs is to replace the strings about once a year. Why should you replace your strings regularly and not wait until...

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How To Rosin Your Violin or Viola Bow

How To Rosin Your Violin or Viola Bow

This video is about how to rosin your bow. It’s personal how often and how much you rosin your bow. Some people rosin a little, but often. Some people rosin a lot when they do, but they don’t rosin often. Some people (like me) like to rosin just a little bit, others...

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How To (and why?) Replace the Tailpiece of Your Violin or Viola

How To (and why?) Replace the Tailpiece of Your Violin or Viola

In this weeks video I’m going to teach you how to replace the tailpiece of your violin or viola. But first… Why should you replace the tailpiece of your violin or viola? If your tailpiece is broken (duuuuh) If you want a tailpiece with four integrated...

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How To Clean Your Violin or Viola Bow

How To Clean Your Violin or Viola Bow

Clean the stick with a dry cloth Tighten your bow, put a clean dry cloth between the wood (or carbon) and hair and wipe the rosin remains of. This is enough to do weekly and keep your bow nice and clean. If you want to clean your bow more thoroughly, you can use a...

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