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First off, I received my very first violin for Christmas!! woohoo! So excited! I'm so overwhelmed by where to start, but for now I've been working on my bowing. My question is: Are you supposed to bow with the hairs flat against the strings or at an angle? Also, is it normal to sound really screachy? I try to bow right in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard as nice and smooth as possible, but it sounds so screachy most of the time. Is it just a beginner thing, or what?! Any help would be appreciated
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