When I was tuning my violin a few minutes ago, I noticed that when I played my 'G' open string, there was a very loud buzzing/rattling coming from the lower half of my instrument. It was around the area of the adjusters, but the sound seemed to be coming from the inside rather than the outside if that makes any sense. The thing is that I left it alone for a minute (to make a cup of tea), and when I started trying to find the source of the noise again it had disappeared. I am not sure what to do, as I'm not seeing my teacher until next week at an audition, so if there's a problem there would be no time to fix it. Obviously if there is nothing wrong, I don't want to go all the way to my not-so-local music shop to get it repaired
It's not just the noise though - when I was playing it before it started rattling, it didn't feel quite right. Usually, my violin has a nice rich, smooth tone, but today it sounded more like a stentor student I. Of course, it could just be my rubbish playing, but I thought it might be a good idea to ask.
What do you think?