I yesterday went to a bow maker conference and he said that you really need to remove thoroughly the rosin from bow hair and also from the strings after you finished practicing, everyday.
Do any of you do this?
None of my violin teachers have ever done so, at all.
Also, is it good to rosin the bow EVERY day before practicing, just like 4-5 wipes all along the bow hair?
Until 1 week ago, I never rosined the bow until I noticed I needed to, and also read here that someone said that you shouldn't get used to the first 5 minutes of fresh rosin cause the grip is "better" but it only last those 5 minutes. You should get used to the normal grip and practice under that condition. That encouraged me even more not to put rosin unless I really felt like it was needed.
But this week I've been rosining the bow every day before practice, 4-5 wipes and that longs 3-5h sessions, and I feel the sound is better and I have more control.
PD: what I've done always is cleaning the rosin from the violin body, fingerboard and bow stick.
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