There's a plethora of rosins available for violinists out there. And I really have no idea what's really important in selecting rosin. I purchased a new bow three months ago and was given a sampler with one thin cake of red Andrea Solo rosin and one of green Andrea à Piacere. I've tried both on my new bow, but am unsure of the results. The red rosin worked nicely on my new bow, but the green rosin has been disappointing. But I recognize that I might not have given it a fair test, e.g. applied too much of it or too little? How could I know? Also, do I need different rosins for different situations, or should I choose just one and stick with it? [Pun most shamelessly intended!] What conditions might call for a different choice of rosin?
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