By: Anne Miller
In order to be the best musician that you can you need to shop for the right violin and take good care of your violin and bow.
Before you can shop for your violin you need to be fitted in order to figure out what size of violin you need. Once you figure out which size you need, you can begin your shopping. If you are just beginning to play, then you might want to start out on a violin that is made for beginners. These are newer violins that are made just for beginners. Once you decide that you are going to play the violin for a long time you will want to shop for a good violin. The better the violin, the more expensive they will be.
After you have bought your violin, you will want to take proper care of it. Keep your violin out of the humidity and out of extreme heat and extreme cold temperatures. Wipe off your violin daily to get the dust and dirt off of it and to keep it clean. Monitor any cracks on your violin. If they are bad, you need to take it in for repairs. Keep an eye on the bridge, tailpiece, saddles and fingerboard. Make sure that your violin looks like it did when you bought it. If you are questioning something then you can consult a violin maker or an orchestra director.
You also need to take good care of your bow. It is not difficult to take care of a violin bow. Every time you use your bow you should loosen it before putting it back into the case. You should also have it restrung at least two times per year.
Find a violin that suits your needs, keep it and the bow clean and in good condition and your violin and bow is sure to last for a long time to come.