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Getting everything correctly setup to start playing
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jn_lord
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January 5, 2012 - 12:30 pm
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Hey All,

 

I just received (yesterday) my Cecilio electric violin like the one Fiddlerman did a review on, and I must say it looks 'sharp'. However, I also watched the video on Rosining the bow, etc. And I had a few questions as I was doing this on my new bow. Keep in mind that I am literally a COMPLETE novice when it come to violin. dunno

1) Do I tighten the bow to playing tension when I rosin it?

2) Do I put a decent amount of pressure on the bow when I rosin it? The bow and rosin are brand new and I know that I have to break through that glossy layer of Cecilios rosin but I didn't know if I needed a lot of pressure to do that...

3) After 15-20 minutes or rosining I took the bow to the violin and on the middle part of the bow was catching the strings and not the top or bottom of the bow near the frog, despite my complete strokes of rosin from top to bottom. So is it OK if I just rosin certain parts of the bow at that point, or do I keep doing complete strokes...? 

 

Any help is absolutely appreciated. This seems like a helpful community and I'm glad to now be apart of it.

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January 5, 2012 - 12:54 pm
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jn_lord said

 

1) Do I tighten the bow to playing tension when I rosin it?

Yes you must tighten the bow when rosining it.

 

2) Do I put a decent amount of pressure on the bow when I rosin it? The bow and rosin are brand new and I know that I have to break through that glossy layer of Cecilios rosin but I didn't know if I needed a lot of pressure to do that...

 

 

Yes, use a decent amount of pressure till you start to feel friction as you are rosining the bow.  All of this is only the first time you rosin a newly rehaired bow. Later you will only need to apply a few strokes every once in a while.

 

 

3) After 15-20 minutes or rosining I took the bow to the violin and on the middle part of the bow was catching the strings and not the top or bottom of the bow near the frog, despite my complete strokes of rosin from top to bottom. So is it OK if I just rosin certain parts of the bow at that point, or do I keep doing complete strokes...? 

 

 

Very much OK to rosin those sections of the bow that are not grabbing the strings.

Any help is absolutely appreciated. This seems like a helpful community and I'm glad to now be apart of it.

It's a great community, friendly and helpful fiddlers here and we are pleased to have you join us. exactly

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Awesome, thanks a lot for the fast reply!

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Hey, jn_lord! Welcome to the site! =)

I'm just curious: did anyone break through the glossy layer without scraping the piece of rosin with something (keys for example like ido)? duncecap 

I've just washed my bow yesterday and i rosined it today... my rosin is not new, but after several strokes with clean hair it got shiny surface again! surprised I had to scrape it again to rosin the bow! 

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I am just writing in this topic because it seems to be on the topic that am bringing up.

So I feel confident that I have tuned my violin with my tuner.   I played my first octave of the C scale and it seems as though it read cdefgabc.... semi consistently.

I know feel comfortable and ready to play.

I am playing lesson one and lesson two of the First Lesson Violin book.... my open E sure sounds higher than the dvd. 

Just some notes as I am all set up for a good practice session.

Then back to FM videos (C Major  and playing the natural notes on the A string)

Happy Fiddling, one and all.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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