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.
How to Apply Rosin:
For the first time use, we usually recommend players to apply rosin for at least 10 minutes, until rosin cake melt to powder and you can see rosin particles attached to the bow.
When you are uncertain if your bow needs rosin, a simple test will help: Using the back or your thumbnail, and pull it sideways across the hair of the bow (under the bow hair, near the frog). If a small pull of rosin can be seen, the bow has enough rosin.
Remember, do not use your fingers to touch bow hair if the bow has enough rosin, or the natural oil from your fingur will get on the hair and make the bow slide even more.
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.