Why does a part of my violin D string near the bridge sound dull, quiet, and scratchy? The part farther from the bridge sounds fine, and the rest of the strings of the same brand sound fine, too.
I attached a video for reference: t=2s
The brand of the strings, I believe, is D'Addario Prelude Violin 4/4 with J810 4/4M solid steel core and medium tension.
I asked my my friend who's really good at violin said she doesn't really know and thinks it's probably just a defective string. I looked on the Internet, and most people generally have the whole string sounding bad rather than just part of it, so it's hard to find, so I wanted to ask here.
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Watch your video again.
You are NOT playing your other strings close to the bridge - this is GOOD!
STOP playing the D string so close. 😊
There is nothing wrong with your string.
Play STRAIGHT ACROSS your strings in the MIDDLE.
Having any other problems?