From the Archive: January 1892

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Pedagogue George Brayley offers a list of Violin Don’ts – possibly intended as New Year’s Resolution ideas for readers

Don’t let the rosin accumulate on your violin; it stops up the pores of the wood, and, moreover, looks slovenly.

Don’t put the bow away in the case without unloosening the hair. If it is kept tightened, it will soon be useless.

Don’t hang your violin on your music

stand when you have finished playing, as it is liable to fall and be broken.

Don’t break the hair off of your bow when one breaks; cut it at each end. You are liable to pull the hair out of the bow if you pull it to break it.

Don’t try to play in public what you cannot do well at home…

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