What violin rosin do professionals use?

For generations, the Original Bernardel rosin for violin has remained a reliable and favored choice for students and professionals alike. It is a light rosin with medium stickiness, allowing for smooth playing and a clean, bright tone. It is made for violin, viola and cello.

Is dark or light rosin better for violin?

When it comes to light vs. dark rosin, light is generally a better fit for violins with the dark rosins a better fit for the larger strings of the cello and bass. Dark rosins are generally too sticky for the smaller violin and viola strings and are especially unsuitable in hot, humid weather.

Does violin rosin make a difference?

In addition to diminishing sound quality, darker rosin can also make a mess on your bow, strings, and the instrument’s body. Most violinists use lighter- to amber rosins to achieve smoother sounds, while bass rosin is on the softer, stickier side to provide increased friction and richer tone.

How do I know if my violin rosin is good?

If the packaging is damaged or the rosin is being improperly stored, the quality has likely been impacted. Additionally, your rosin should be soft enough that the bow leaves a dusty path when drawn across the block. If it remains shiny and free of dust, you are unfortunately working with old rosin.

Can you mix violin rosin?

Yes. It can actually be very beneficial to do this. Rosin types that are mixed should generally only come from one type of resin, e.g. spruce, larch or pine.

What rosin do professional cellists use?

Jade L’Opera JADE Rosin for Violin, Viola, and Cello This Jade rosin is recommended by some musicians especially for warm weather and higher humidity. Suitable for violin and viola, in addition to the cello, the rosin helps to create beautifully smooth bowing action when using it.

How do I choose rosin?

“Lighter rosins tend to be harder and more dense—a good fit for violin and viola. Darker, softer rosins are generally preferred by the lower strings.” Some companies also add precious metals to their recipes—another choice to consider when shopping for rosin.

How do I choose violin rosin?

Can violin rosin melt?

Rosin also has the potential to melt in extremely hot environments (Like if left in a hot car). If you do break your rosin, you don’t need to panic. A broken piece of rosin will function just fine, so you can save the pieces.

How do I get my violin to stop squeaking?

Keep the pressure and speed constant while bowing up and down. To avoid the squeaking, some people try to play with very little pressure all the time. Instead of the squeaking, you’ll get whistle tones. Just wiping the strings with your bow solves the issue of squeaking, but doesn’t create a beautiful sound.