Thru the miracle of the internet and Vcom I have learned how to manipulate the sound of my violin ( which needs all the manipulation it can get ) with rosin application/type.
However, I have not been able to dismiss my rosin concerns.
How often is rosin needed? How do orchestra players manage to go for maybe most of an hour on little or no rosin. What does rosin consumption tell us about technique, etc. ?
I am haunted by an incident of many years ago when a touring Russian violinist was getting ready to go on stage and was heard to remark, "Damn! I forgot the rosin." Then (gasp!) he says "Oh, the hell with it.") Then, to make me feel really inferior, he goes onstage and rattles off such a string of double stops (presto) that I almost slid off the chair ! How did he do that with a non-aggressive bow ?
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