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
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.