Take Care of Your Violin

In spite of the best care, damage may occur to you violin – parts may become unglued or a tiny
crack appear in the wood. Never trifle with the violin by trying to repair it yourself. Have it taken care
of as quickly as possible by a competent violin maker, for amateur attempts at repair work may cause
irreparable damage.

To preserve its fine qualities, the delicate violin requires constant attention and careful handling.
Extreme temperature conditions should be avoided because they cause expansion and contraction,
which will affect the vibrating qualities of the wood and the perfect fit of the various parts.

1. Always keep your violin and bow in the case when not in use. BE SURE TO CLOSE THE

2. WIPE the rosin powder off of the instrument and the wooden part of the bow after each use.

3. LOOSEN the bow hair when not using the bow.

4. DO NOT TIGHTEN the bow so much that it removes the arch in the stick when playing.
(Discuss this with your teacher.)

5. Check your violin to see that the BRIDGE is tilted slightly towards the tailpiece. (If not,

6. String adjuster should NOT be turned all the way down. It mars the top of the violin.

7. Never loosen the strings: KEEP them IN TUNE at all times.

8. Glue torn or scuffed places in your case to avoid further damage. BE CAREFUL – DON'T

9. DO NOT PUT MUSIC in your case, unless you have a separate compartment for that purpose.

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