I have just got a Gewa bow and I have never used rosin on a hair bow before. It hasn't got any rosin on it and I wonder if anybody has advice as a/ what rosin to use or just the one I have and b/ anything I should do apart from putting rosin on it like I usually do - just going up and down - Thanks =Anne
Hi Anne, You should be able to use the rosin you have. The same rosin is used for both synthetic and horse hair bows. If the new bow has never been rosined, you can follow the advice that I gave to Lori.
Thanks very much - I am trying the rosin now and the bow is certainly sounding good. I am just not certain if I can use it as well as the one I have (which I got from you) and is really fairly easy to use on quick passages. I think I shall try to simplify the music we use so that I play the "essential" notes - which is fine if I can do it in advance but difficult to sight-read.
Anyway, thanks so much for your help = Anne
Thanks Jeremy - I am a bit overdone with music at the moment - I am in a Concert playing a whistle on Saturday and playing at a Church Service on Sunday with music I have never seen (neither have the rest of the Quire or musicians) so I haven't had the luxury of trying out the bows - just using the one I am most used to !!!
A quick try makes me think I would like the GEWA bow for slower music (i.e. Hymns) but the smaller bow is still more manoevrable for getting across to the left-hand side.
Anyway, I now have a small library of bows so can have a good work out as soon as I can = Anne