Buy a Violin Bow to Fiddle

What Fiddlers Should Know about Bow Quality

My recommendation on bows used to always be the same. “The best bow for the money is a carbon fiber composite bow just under $200.” Then I would say, “You would have to spend $500 to get an equivalent wood bow, unless you were just lucky.”

Close up of the bottom of the bow frog
The Froggy Bottom of the bow

I don’t say that anymore … Read more

Fiddler and Violin Care 101

Basic Fiddle Care as If It Were a Violin

The source of the fiddle care quotes is Strings Magazine Guide to Common Sense Instrument Care. This is a 32 page booklet I got for $4.95 from Strings Magazine. It was published 1990. Sub Titled,  “How to Look After Your Violin (or Viola or Cello) and Bow.”

 

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Whole Bow Fiddling

Using the Whole Bow for Fiddling

How much bow should I use in fiddling? When do I use the whole bow? Are good questions. It may not come up with a seasoned player who has good bow technique, or even the fiddler who has the questionable habit of  choking up on the bow. Let’s consider the possibilities.

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