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This is something you need to develop a bit of a feel for. Your bow, the way you play, how much you play, the temperature can effect what goes on between your bow and your violin strings. Not all people have the same rosin routine. You don’t want a build up of rosin on the strings but you want enough for the friction to occur between the violin and bow strings. If you feel the bow slipping, sliding, skating, (people use different words to describe the feeling) apply a little rosin. Some people wipe down the violin strings and instrument after they play to help prevent a buildup. They only apply the rosin when they feel the slipping of the bow.