violiin

Symphony with a Bow and a String.

Although the mere harmonical tones of the violin is soothing enough, knowing how this marvelous instrument works is something of the highest pride too. 

Here’s how a violin works in layman terms. 

  1. The rosin ( rosin is the solid form of secretion from pines and conifers ) coats the cuticle layer of the horse tail strand completely.
  2. When you pull the bow across a string, the friction causes the part that touches the string to melt
  3. The melted rosin “plucks” the string (like a million guitar picks)
  4. The vibration goes up and hits the bridge causing it to vibrate
  5. The vibration goes down through the feet of the bridge through the top of the violin down the sound post and hits the back of the violin.
  6. The hard maple back and sides causes the sound to bounce around inside the violin before it comes out of the F holes through the top

There is lots more to the violin though. We will dig deeper into the violin in the subsequent posts.