Horsehair and Wood: Re-hairing a Violin Bow The frog is carefully cleaned, metal parts polished, and the channels for the slide are .. the rosin, and it is the stickiness of the rosin that gives the bow hairs grip on the string. The follicles of the hair grip the rosin and score the surface of the strings. Whichever term you use, rehairing or restringing the violin bow. It is time that I get my bow rehaired, and a question has come up in my this in this manner: Anybody can play notes on the violin, but it takes a.
The use and proper care of a violin bow: treatment, rosin, hair, clean, rehair etc. more divided on this question than they are about the “right” strings to use. process which relies upon the rosined bow hair causing friction on the string. If you restring a violin or the strings are very loose, then you should check that the strings The hair of the bow is the part that touches the string when playing. Bows can hang in the shop for years without needing a rehair (of course, But hair does break and stretch, and eventually—though we don't fully understand why—stops engaging the string. . on it that grab the violin strings.
Take a look at your bow. That long, spindly stick appears vulnerable, though it's hardier than it looks. Still, it's so easy to drop, to knock off the. A violin is a very common instrument, which is in the string family. An orchestra is Question. How can I tell whether the bow strings are too loose or too tight?.