What causes squeaking? I'm playing a borrowed violin at the moment (and my Dad's one occasionally) and I'm getting so fed up of squeaking.
Also sometimes the note doesn't 'sound' properly and only becomes a proper note when I tip the bow sideways slightly.. it's a bit hard to explain. It's as if the string doesn't start to vibrate the minute I move the bow.
What's causing this - it's very annoying because it didn't happen so often on my Zeller where my sound seemed nice and clear.
The notes sound harsh in my ear. Is this the strings?? Or the violin?? Is it maybe not enough rosin? The sound sets my teeth on edge!
I'm only at Grade 2 and don't know how to put this right