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    Chris
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    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.

    #2109

    Michael Sanchez
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    • Contribution Score 567

    Thanks for your post Chris! Check out this violin bow rosin lesson that will explain everything about rosin.

    #2984

    Laffesta
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    • Contribution Score 24

    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!

    #2993

    Michael Sanchez
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    • Contribution Score 567

    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!

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    Alex
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    • Contribution Score 15

    The video was very useful. It is incredibly encouraging to feel that any question can be asked without being mocked – a rare thing onthe net!

    #12939

    Christie Nicklay
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    • Contribution Score 38

    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.

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