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Bow Pressure The pressure you apply on the bow affects the tonal quality of your violin. Since the first finger on your bowing hand applies the majority of pressure, to improve violin tone practice improving your control of the pressure you use on each bow stroke by alternately increasing and reducing the pressure you apply with this finger.   Bow Location (Straight Bow) Where the bow makes contact with the strings makes a difference too. This is why ‘straight bowing’ is emphasized so strongly during the first years of study. There is a sweet spot located on the strings relative...

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Often times, we receive buyer's email saying "The violin is defective, it is not working." "My violin is not making any sound." ..... Your violin surely will not product any sound, because: 1. Every violin we sell is brand new, never been played before. 2. Your bow has not been rosined, why we know that? refer to reason 1*   So! This is probably THE question for completely violin beginners, how to make your violin produce sound? The magically little rosin is the key. Why Rosin:  Rosin is extremely important because it provides the bow hair with friction in order...

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Choosing a good violin bow is essential but can be very confusing as well. Before you step into a violin shop or hit the buy button, there are a few factors you should consider first. Types of Materials The three basic materials used in bow sticks are brazilwood, pernambuco, and carbon fiber. Brazilwood is a generic name given to several kinds of tropical hardwoods used for inexpensive bows. It comes from Brazil as well as other tropical countries. Brazilwood violin bows are suitable for beginning or possibly early intermediate players. Pernambuco is the best wood for violin bows. It is both lightweight...

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The Violin and the Viola are both members of the string instrument family, they look quite similar and are both held under the chin and played with bows.

While the two instruments look alike and in fact are close cousins, there are quite a few differences that make them stand out from each other with equally strong and unique voices.

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The ultimate guide for you to choose the right sized instrument

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