How To

Technique, advice, and tips.

fine tuners on a violin

How to Select the Right Fine Tuners

Here we take a minute to demystify fine tuners on stringed instruments. How many fine tuners should you use? And which type is best? Read on to find out more
violin bow rehair

How to Tell If Your Bow Needs a Rehair

Bow hair does break and stretch, and eventually stops engaging the string. Here's what to look and feel for to know if it's time to have your bow rehaired.
violin being bowed

How to Steady Your Bouncing Bow

Are you having trouble steadying your bow? Try the son filé and parlando exercises detailed here to steady your bouncing bow.