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  Topic: New Violinist D String troubles!
1946DudeBoy

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:01 am   Subject: New Violinist D String troubles!
You should be able to play your D and A strings to the top of the finger board. If I play almost on top of the bridge, I can bow my D string, cleanly, at the double octave. I suppose the only reason ...
  Topic: Cleaning
1946DudeBoy

Replies: 4
Views: 8549

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:30 pm   Subject: Cleaning
You are most likely quite correct that I am using too much rosin, especially at first being entirely new to bows and the challenge of getting rosin on brand new hair.

What I think most of you non ...
  Topic: Putting Rosin on new hair
1946DudeBoy

Replies: 10
Views: 13296

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:40 am   Subject: Putting Rosin on new hair
No Doug, I do not have to carry a fan to every gig because:
1. I only seriously rosin once or twice a week at home.
2. Living in the Chijuajuan Desert climate (humidity rarely above 20%), fans a ...
  Topic: Putting Rosin on new hair
1946DudeBoy

Replies: 10
Views: 13296

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:03 pm   Subject: Rosin application
I sometimes apply 70% alcohol with a pad (the type used prior to injecting medication--available at most chemist's shops) to the rosin cake. I have found that the hairs do not stick together if I ros ...
  Topic: Cleaning
1946DudeBoy

Replies: 4
Views: 8549

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:47 pm   Subject: Cleaning
I have only been playing seriously on steel strings (at least one jam session/week and 10 min-1hr. practice) for 7 months. Between sessions I wipe my strings with an alcohol pad (wrapping my fingerbo ...
 
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