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Zlata Brouwer

What To To if the Soundpost of Your Violin Falls Down?

August 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Why is your soundpost not glued into the violin? What is the function of the soundpost? What should you do when it falls down?

Watch this video to have the answers to these questions.

Is it useful to you? Let me know in the comments below!


Violinist and violin teacher at Violin Lounge

PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to

From Tom Holzman
Posted on August 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM
I think this is helpful, particularly telling people they need to loosen the strings and take off the bridge. One of the other things they need to know in connection with this is that when changing strings, you should do it one string at a time because if you loosen them all at once, you can cause the soundpost to fall.

I have been taught how to put a soundpost back up, and I have the tool in my case to do it, but I would take my violin to the luthier rather than try it myself. I would also suggest to someone else whose soundpost fell to go to their luthier, although if they insisted, I would try. I have not done it in a while, so I am not confident I could still do it very well, and adjusting it so the instrument sounds really good is an art which I have not mastered.

From Zlata Brouwer
Posted on August 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Thanks for your additional tips, Tom :)

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