Preparing Stringed Instruments for Great Tone   print this letter in full sheet or half sheet

Most roses require a lot of maintenance to produce gorgeous flowers. They not only need a great deal of fertilizer, but they are susceptible to a number of fungal and insect infestations.  Diligent care of the flower producer; that is the plant, result in beautiful flowers.  Likewise,  beautiful tone comes from the proper care of the the instrument which produces tone.  Here are some helpful tips on string instrument care.

What is Rosin?  (coming next week:  How to and why use rosin)    click here to read
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Have you ever picked up a pinecone and then discovered that your hand was sticky?  What you had on your hand was raw rosin! 

Why (and how to) use rosin                        print this letter in full sheet or half sheet
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Teachers must often ask a student to rosin their bow.  Why, oh why is this small, but vitally important, task too difficult for someone who has mastered the skills necessary to play Twinkle?  Perhaps students don’t understand why they should use those few seconds to rosin.  Here’s why!