I have a problem with getting the proper amount of rosin on my bow. I either don’t put on enough or create a huge white spot under the string/bridge area. Frustrating and I’m also legally blind with some vision. Thanks. Been playing violin since 3rd grade in school in 1957.
My experience with rosin is limited only to two applications. So I wonder, do I need to scratch it to get powder every time before applying? Or maybe in the future it will be released by itself? Thanks again!
Normally you only need to scratch a new block of rosin a few times before not needing to anymore. One tip: If you press into the rosin with your bow, you will notice that rosin comes off easier. If you do scratch for at least a week (3-4 applications) and press enough into the rosin, you should be fine. Don’t be afraid to push as you won’t hurt your bow!
Alex… I’m relatively new here, but please don’t ever feel you can’t ask a question, regardless of how simple or complex it is. The purpose of this site is to teach us, no matter what level we’re at. In the short time I’ve been here, I have learned so much. Michael is a blessing to us budding violinists! So ask away!
I watched the video on rosin. Very helpful. I didn’t know I could “de-rosin” my bow. I did the touch test that Michael demonstrates and found I didn’t have enough rosin on my bow. Now I feel so much better about the whole rosin process.