This video will show you how to change strings on your violin.
It’s always a good idea to change strings on your violin often enough that you both get a good sound and avoid the risk of breakage during performances.
The hardest thing about changing strings for beginners is to dare doing it.
Start at one end and only change one string at a time.
Keep an eye on the bridge at all times to make sure that it is straight or leaning slightly back. Put the straight end without the loop or ball in the pegs hole so that it sticks out and extra 1/2 inch or so. You may need the extra play later for adjusting pegs angle. Begin winding one whole turn then cross over the wound string and wind another whole turn. Keeping pressure on the the string with one of your hands slip the other end of the string into or onto the tailpiece depending on whether or not you have a fine tuner. Continue holding the string while you wind the string till it starts to tighten. Slowly raise the pitch till you hear the fifth from the next string. (same as twinkle twinkle). Make sure that you push the peg towards the scroll enough to insure that it does not pop out. The peg is conical and need to be pushed in and turned simultaneously.
Tune your strings up often the first hour or so.
You must be signed in to post a commentMouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 10:05 PM)The tail piece and pegs the luthier used are not anything really fancy, but look really nice on that viola. Not hand carved or anything.I like the geared tail piece he swapped out for me, but the original better.ELCBK(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 08:06 PM)Piece of cake for you, Mouse. Is your tail piece carved with any design, or shaped nicely?Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 07:24 PM)Then I will just use the normal,pegs. So, I am hoping tobe able to get the fine tuning with normal pegs down pat before it is safe to bring it into the luthier.Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 07:23 PM)I don’t want to have them put geared ones on, if I can help it. The pegs the Luthier put on it are beautiful. So, I am only going to have them put the original tailpiece back on, which is very pretty. …Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 07:21 PM)I asked them to put a tailpiece with fine tuners on it almost year ago when I bought it. It is lovely, but hard to find strings that will actually fit into the fine tuner slots.Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 07:19 PM)I have been trying to learn how to tune my Sullivan viola with normal tuning pegs.Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 07:17 PM)Welcome, EmilyELCBK(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 07:16 PM)Thanx, Mouse!Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 06:00 PM)Will look into it, Emily.Mouse(Monday, Jan 25. 2021 06:00 PM)That is disappointing because i found it helpful to follow what a chat post went to. I am going to see if there is a way to keep the notice in the chat window, but no email. I suspect it is a chat notification opt.
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