Why are violin strings wound the way they are? How does that impact how one bows?
Do you mean the thin wire windings on the strings? It is my understanding that gut strings ee originally over-wound with thin metal wire to increase their density (or mass per unit length) so thinner strings could be used for better and faster response and greater player comfort. This will make for somewhat different (heavier) bowing than with much thicker bare-gut strings
Thanks for your reply Andrew. I am thinking about the wire windings on the strings. Are they wound in a particular direction to accommodate the best response? What would I see under a microscope?
The choices of winding wire would be