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Dynamics, squeaks playing to close to bridge?
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April 19, 2013 - 12:32 am
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I have  my new violin here the fiddlerman concert that I got back in march 16 2013 its a great violin and I love the sound of it. However, I was watching fiddlermans videos on dynamics how playing closer to the bridge produces a louder sound, and in the video hes was right up against it. I noticed that whenever i play to close to the bridge mainly on the D string and A strings I get a squeaky and scratchy sound, its pretty unpleasant so im wondering does this have to do with my bowing? I try with different pressures but it still makes the noise.bunny-headbang So im pretty confused... what can be causing the scratchiness? I would love to play close to the bridge to produce more of a stronger tone when im getting into my music playing. Any thoughts or answers will be much appreciated. I want to be getting the most out of my violin if i can.violin

April 19, 2013 - 8:16 am
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I'm sure those with more experience will chime in soon, but I always start with the basics. Are you sure you're using the correct amount of pressure on the bow...I always found that the D & A strings were harder to determine the amount of pressure I was using as the G & E strings are sort of at an angle and easier. Have you tried tilting the toward you instead of flat on the string?

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April 20, 2013 - 7:35 am
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Playing close to the bridge requires a lot of pressure. Also the bow must move steadily but slow. It's very hard to do even for a pro.
Usually we play close to the bridge to get a metallic sound called ponticello.

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