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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. 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.
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 bow...hair toward you instead of flat on the string?