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.
- The rosin ( rosin is the solid form of secretion from pines and conifers ) coats the cuticle layer of the horse tail strand completely.
- When you pull the bow across a string, the friction causes the part that touches the string to melt
- The melted rosin “plucks” the string (like a million guitar picks)
- The vibration goes up and hits the bridge causing it to vibrate
- 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.
- 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.