Printer-friendly version

Weight versus Pressure Simplified

Christian Vachon

Written by
Published: October 18, 2015 at 1:42 AM [UTC]

Haven’t written a blog entry in a long time, but I thought that this one might be worth it. I was teaching an adult student about a week ago, when all of a sudden this question about weight versus pressure came up and in an instant, a very simple way of describing it came:

Weight sits
Pressure = fingers push in

And, avoiding pressure avoids tension since you need to tense up to press. Probably the simplest way I have ever thought of looking at is. And, the simpler it is, as always, the less complicated it is!


This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Yamaha Silent Violin
Yamaha Silent Violin

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases Business Directory Business Directory

Johansen International Competition

Antonio Strad Violin

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Bobelock Cases


Los Angeles Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Metzler Violin Shop

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin



Johnson String Instrument and Carriage House Violins

Potter Violins

String Masters

Bein & Company

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine