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【Cello Factory】The power of a bow

When we talk about choosing reasonable or expensive bows for playing, it’s similar to making a decision between Painter and Adobe Photoshop for drawing and modifying images, or between your mobile phone and a professional camera for taking photos. To a beginner who is not yet sensitive to his/her “bow arm”, any bow is fine…

【Cello Factory】How often do I apply?

When you play your cello and find that you begin to struggle with bow control, start to apply force on the strings in playing and then sound starts to become dull, it’s the time to check if you have enough rosin. The bow consumption of rosin depends on how often you play. In general, students…

【Cello Factory】How do you choose your cello case?

Indeed, the higher the price the better cello case. But it doesn’t mean you don’t have any options for the different cases sold in the market if you consider 4 elements: weight, durability, protection & price. Please be reminded if you are traveling by plane, never use soft case and even with a hard case,…

【Cello Factory】The characteristics of a good bow

A good bow for string instrument has several characteristics: Balanced weightUneven weight distribution will create difficulty in playing and in control of the bow. Sensitive to control“Stiff, soft, flexible” are common words to describe how the bow reacts to a player’s maneuvers.No matter which word you use, we want a bow that can respond quickly…

【Cello Factory】How to use rosin remover?

Rosin remover can clean and wax. Before you use it to clean your string instrument, you should gently use cloth to wipe and brush away most of the rosin dust. Prepare 1 – 2 pieces of dry and soft wiping cloth. Never use a cloth that can shine or scrub. Slowly shake the rosin remover…

【Cello Factory】How to apply rosin?

All string players know they need to apply rosin on their bow regularly but not all know the correct way to do so and how much is good enough. There are 4 points to remember: 1. Never less than more Over-applied rosin will be removed during playing. Insufficient rosin will encourage the player to apply…

【Cello Factory】 Buy a cello case for protection and also style

Whether you take them around or keep them at home, you should always keep your instruments and bows away from dust and control humidity for their optimal performance. But a good sturdy case doesn’t mean you need to compensate with boring and unappealing outlook. Nowadays, there are already different brands with various case styles and…

【Cello Factory】Bow is an instrument too!

Many think that the most important item in playing a string instrument is the instrument itself and the bow is just supplementary. In fact, the bow is just as important because it’s an extension of the player’s arm. The weight and weight distribution within the bow and the durability and flexibility of bow material will…

【Cello Factory】Why need rosin?

If you are playing a string instrument but forget to bring rosin, you will soon be in big trouble! As time goes by, you will find your bow sliding off your strings and you are loosing control of it. Also, the sound quality starts to deteriorate. Rosin is essential in playing any string instruments because…