- Stentor Student II Violin
- Shoulder Rest
- Red fabric carrying case
How to play
So you’ve chosen to learn the violin, beautiful choice!
An important tip before you start tuning the violin. It’s best to start with the fine tuners which are located at the bottom of the violin by the tail piece. It’s easy to break a string by using the peg tuners (the big knobs near the top of the scroll).
Have a look at these instructional videos for further information:
- To begin, view this video to learn how to apply rosin to the bow.
- How to tune a violin by ear or if you have access to a clip on tuner, this video will guide you on how to tune the violin.
- Another option is to download a free app onto your smartphone or tablet to tune a violin.
- You can also check out WikiHow for additional information on how to tune a violin.
- To learn various techniques and much, much more, view this 10 part series: Violin Lessons for Beginners.
Transportation and storage instructions
To prevent the violin from getting scuffed, chipped, and bumped around, always transport the instrument in its carrying case. In fact, when you’re not playing the violin, it’s better to keep it in the case just to be safe!
Do not store the violin in very cold or hot environments. Keep the instrument away from direct sunlight, heaters, radiators and A/C units.
Do not leave the violin in a hot, humid car or outside on snowy or wet ground. This kind of treatment will damage the sound of a violin and warp the wooden components.
Clean off rosin dust frequently from beneath the bridge to prevent it from melting into the varnish and discolouring the body of the violin. To prevent rosin buildup, which can affect the sound of the instrument, wipe the sides and undersides of the strings with a microfibre, lint-free cloth.
Do not polish the body or oil the fingerboard - staff at the library will take care of those tasks!
Do not use any of the following household or personal cleaning products on the violin:
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