I recently had my violin repaired, the strings and bridge replaced and I bought a new bow. I'm still looking for a place to take lessons but I thought I would try the violin before I left the shop and it was silent. Upon asking the man serving me told me I needed to apply rosin and I said alright and was on my way. Now however as I got an urge to see if I could do anything with it on my own, I applied rosin for five minutes or so and nothing. Figuring I simply didn't have enough on the bow, I applied rosin againt this time for a good twenty minutes and now it makes a little more sound, but nothing really noticable. So I am wondering, is it because the bow is new that I need to apply ALOT of rosin or do I need to heat the rosin or something or what? Thank you for your assistance.
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