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My violin is painted, I think that may be a bit more protective than varnish...lol. The alcohol won't harm the synthetic core of the strings? I am going to get some dark rosin today after work. And some alcohol wipes. The rosin build up could explain some of my problems. A poor excuse is better than none, I always say!
This is too much rosin. When I said that you can't get a bad sound by using too much rosin I meant as long as you can keep the strings clean. The layer of rosin that you don't get off can affect the sound.
Use rubbing alcohol on a cotton cloth and wipe gently. It will come off but avoid touching the varnish on the violin. I don't however feel like 10 strokes is too much every hour. Good job playing +4 hours.
The tip of my left index finger has been getting callused, it is kind of numb. After playing so long on Saturday, the other fingers are a bit numb as well. If you're gonna play violin….ya gotta be tough! lol