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How to Prepare a Bow | Violin Lessons

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Like these Violin Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1j9RYlp Watch more How to Play the Violin videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/501237-How-to-Prepare-a-Bow-Violin-Lessons So now I'm going to teach you how to loosen and tighten your bow properly, and then also how to rosin your bow. When you're loosening and tightening your bow, this is the screw that you use. And when you loosen your bow, you want it to be about that loose. Not too loose. I'll loosen it a lot. See, that's too much, because then when you put it back in your case, some of the hairs could fall out or, you know, break. So about this loose, right there, where they're sort of wiggly, but not too wiggly. And to loosen it, you turn the screw counter-clockwise, and to tighten it, you turn the screw clockwise. Now when you tighten the bow and you're getting ready to play, you want it to be not too tight and not too loose. You can see if it's too tight or too loose by using a pencil as a guide. Okay. At the tip of the bow, the pencil should not touch either the stick or the hair. That's correct. As you get to the middle of the bow, it should touch. But it's not touching, as you can see. So this is too tight. And then as you come out, it should not touch again, which is correct. So now let me show you the proper bow tightening. So I'm loosening it, I'm turning it counter-clockwise, and now let's see if it will work. It does not touch anything over here. Then, when you bring the pencil to the middle, it is touching both the hair and the stick. That's good. And then as you come out it does not touch, and that's good as well. So that's how you loosen and tighten the screws of your bow for the optimal sound on your instrument. Now, rosin, R-O-S-I-N, this is rosin. It comes in all different shades. Green, this is green. It's sort of a sticky rosin, but there's also lighter ones that are not as sticky. I tend to like this even more. This gives you the sound on the hairs. Without rosin, you're not going to hear anything. However, you don't want to put too much rosin on. When you take your violin out everyday, and your bow, you just put a little bit at the frog and then you drag it, so watch, like so. A little bit at the frog, then you drag it up to the tip, and do a little bit at the tip, then you go back to the frog, a little bit at the frog, and then you go back to the tip, a little bit to the tip, and that's it. You don't want to do too much. Now you have a perfectly rosined bow. And that's how you rosin your bow.
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Text Comments (104)
Gracie Mosko (1 month ago)
Um, the pencil in the middle you said didn't touch but it should and you needed to loosen it. You mean tighten it? Loosening it will make the distance larger
gene coppedge (1 month ago)
I just got my violin and this is a horrible tutorial, I’m going to go find another video.
Djigoin Strokes (1 month ago)
Where's the arrow?
A P (3 months ago)
thanks, saved my life
TheSolarNewbie YT (4 months ago)
*did she touch the bow hair?*
Pradeep Nepali (5 months ago)
Please suggest me.do we need to loosen vilion strings and bow after practice??🙂🙂🙂
Dxsy_ Love (6 months ago)
My strings are falling off I DON'T NOW WHAT TO DO!!!!?!!?!
teawithparis (1 month ago)
Mrs. potato go rehair it. Not repair, rehair.
iPad Gamer (7 months ago)
I play the viola and my brother says that the Rosen looks like a whole body fossil
TheFirefox8192 (7 months ago)
The Moors were great teachers diring their 400 years in Italy. The result is Stradivari and Guinari .
Amal Kawi (10 months ago)
هل يوجد عربي هنا
Pug dude (10 months ago)
I was wondering thanks!
Kaisr Yoshida (1 year ago)
Learning violin right after buying my first violin because of Your Lie in April.
Johnson (7 months ago)
Prepare to suffer violin noobs.
Lolaaa3232 (7 months ago)
Kazuto Yoshida literally same! I loved the show and my bf plays piano so I’m learning the violin.
But any ways I will go violin lessons
I still don’t get it
I have lots of Rosen
Fabe1up (1 year ago)
Just the tip.
Zaid Hilly (1 year ago)
Your beautiful with makeup or without
New Chapter (1 year ago)
Hey i was just wondering do u have to blade the rosin????
Love M. (9 months ago)
Yeah only when you first get it.
wolfboy miner (1 year ago)
i am playing banduria then i am watching this
Nathaniel Parker (1 year ago)
She can rosin my bow if you know what I mean
ReiRei (1 year ago)
I am confused about the Tightening of the bow's hair
miLk tHis bOI (7 months ago)
There is a twisting thing on the bottom of the bow then use that to adjust it
Chatter Bug (1 year ago)
Thank you this video helped a lot!
Little Pudding (1 year ago)
No matter how many times I rosin my bow it refuses to pick the rosin up. What should I do?
Rae C: (1 year ago)
Little Pudding use the bottom of your bow and break the rosin with it to the point wheres it's kinda white and dusty that will help pick it up
Viko (1 year ago)
Debra Green (1 year ago)
My granddaughter is playing the violin =-O
Ayanna Fit (1 year ago)
I'm new to the violin but so it might have something to do with my bowing technique but I get much nicer sound when I heavily rosin my bow.
Ayanna Fit Maybe it's the type of rosin you have, most of them don't need to be rosined so heavily.
Catherine M. (2 years ago)
*_did she touch the bow hair?_*
Gracie Mosko (1 month ago)
@I C yes. The lady did so touch it.
I C (10 months ago)
Nope, no touchy bow hair.
L K (2 years ago)
so that's what the sticky stuff was for, no wonder my violin never made sounds
blueforlifer (8 months ago)
Its called rosin btw
I C (10 months ago)
IKR? I ate half of mine before I figured it must be a urinal cake.
Kev Pablo (1 year ago)
L K your just like me
-*YOUR GIRAFFE*- (1 year ago)
L K it's not sticky...
piano player1 (2 years ago)
What do you use to get the rosin on your bow?
Kriistaa (1 year ago)
She used a cloth to hold the rosin
Running Cookie (2 years ago)
i used honey wax instead of rosin 😂😂😂
Allen Chellasamy (1 year ago)
Running Cookie rosin is just tree sap so basically the same thing
かわいいさくら (2 years ago)
If your violin bow does not make sound use the bottom of the bow scratch the rosin until it gets ugly put it on your bow and test it
Mark Steve (1 month ago)
I love u! A life savor you are indeed :)
Peter Bernoster (1 year ago)
you deserve a medal! thanks!
Kathryn Bousquet (2 years ago)
"It does not touch" <proceeds to touch the sides repeatedly>
Amanda mills (2 years ago)
Thank you so much for this now I can play my villain 😘
Love M. (9 months ago)
@Unknownz Darkness Lol
Unknownz Darkness (11 months ago)
When auto spell check fails
Sarah B (1 year ago)
+Biffy The cat lol
oh no there is a villain in your house don't worry ill save you bang there you go fellow cat :)
Yuna_Vivii (3 years ago)
I played the piano my whole life and I decided to pick up on the violin.
hannah Conger (2 months ago)
Snowy BTS (4 months ago)
I C (10 months ago)
Classical guitar for me. I must say it is considered the queen of instruments for a reason.
safeer (11 months ago)
Yuna_Vivii same
lomyo riba (1 year ago)
Same with my guitar
Dario D'aversa (3 years ago)
Bree Lelkes (3 years ago)
i have new violin.. and even after trying everything in this video, my violin can't play.. it doesn't make any sound.. can you please help me? :(
miLk tHis bOI (7 months ago)
Rosin is the answer
Michael Biondo (11 months ago)
David Courtney thank you friend I had the same problem and not one person could tell me that when I asked
Try pressing the strings harder.
David Courtney (2 years ago)
It may be that you have a new bow and new rosin. In this situation, wiping the bow with the rosin will do no good. You first have to scrape the exposed area of the rosin first before running it over the hair of the bow. For this you can use almost any metallic object.
moon walker (2 years ago)
do you have that bridge thing under the strings?
Games (3 years ago)
This woman needs not to wear make-up
Hamada Zaki (1 year ago)
Games realy 😊
Anthony Hang (3 years ago)
Mine still won't work plz help 😓😓😓 can you make a video to help me
Rae C: (1 year ago)
Anthony Hang did you rosin it? If you did and it still doesn't work use the bottom of your bow togently break the roisn so it looks kinda dusty then your bow will most likely work better
Lupi Puspitadevi (3 years ago)
+Anthony Hang i havent used my violin in a long time about 10 years, and my bow somehow still cant work. i tried rosin-ing it but it feels weired. can someone help me?
Anarchy Alice (3 years ago)
I've heard you don't want to leave the rosin on the hair after your finished. is this true? If so how do I get it off?
Sakura Yukimura (2 years ago)
Look up violin tutor pro..
Reynante Santiago (3 years ago)
I lost my rosen....if thats how its spelled .. now it wont play ..😔😔
your mom (5 months ago)
She literally spelled it in the video.
I C (10 months ago)
There is a new invention called shops.
-*YOUR GIRAFFE*- (1 year ago)
Reynante Santiago rosin*
fly Coin (3 years ago)
You can buy some at a local music store/ school or you can get it on the internet 😊
Webtech PH (4 years ago)
It's sorta stupid but yeah I don't know like a pencil? Duhhhh
well done video! for the newbies! thank you!
Ashley Marsh (5 years ago)
I love your videos! Im trying to keep up learning with my son! Lol
Ailed Gonzalez (6 years ago)
Just added to my son's play list! Thanks!
angaloxis (6 years ago)
Well, the pencil tip is very useful... But sometimes I still feel like it is not enough tight...
thetips100 (6 years ago)
You aren't suposed to touch the hair of the bow........ My teacher always tells us righty thighty lefty loosey(:
Gracie Mosko (1 month ago)
She didn't touch it. Only with the pencil. I cringed when she did tho
Sweetcupcake (6 years ago)
Lydia Dickinson (6 years ago)

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