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Heather Broadbent

How to Care for Your Violin

March 13, 2013 at 7:01 AM

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Violin care is very important. The violin is a very special and fragile instrument. It should never be left in a hot car or cold car. It should never be in direct sunlight or rain. It should never be stored by a window, heating or air-conditioning vent. Just normal weather changes affect the violin so it is best to keep the violin away from dramatic temperature changes. In this video, I discuss how to care for the violin on a daily basis. If you care for your violin and bow after every practice, rehearsal and performance your violin will need less professional cleanings. I would highly recommend not polishing the violin by yourself - leave this to the professionals. After you have your violin professionally cleaned all you need to do to maintain the cleaning is wipe your violin, string and bow down after every practice, rehearsal or performance with a microfiber cloth or an old fashioned dish towel or soft diaper (no terry cloth or any other cloth that will pill on your violin). It is that easy. Enjoy the video and Happy Violin Care:)

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Heather Broadbent

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