Hi lovely forumites, I noticed a strange phenomenon today when practicing. I noticed there was no rosin dust on my violin after I'd played for a bit, as there usually is. I was also getting frustrated with the tone of my playing too, the bow was not gripping the strings as it should and not sounding as nice as it should. I tried putting more rosin on the bow but it stubbornly refused to work, the rosin cake just didn't seem to be working, it was very smooth and hard, not dusting up as it should at all. There seemed to be zero rosin dust on the bow hair. I have two rosin cakes and both were equally useless. What's going on? Is it something to do with the damp weather we're having in Guernsey? Or the age of my bow hair or rosin? Wierd.
I'd ask my teacher but he's very selfishly and inconsiderately gone on holiday.