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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