I live in a small apartment here in SoCal. When I practice, I usually use a mute to avoid disturbing my neighbors. I prefer to do this over my silent electric violin (which I dont particularly like).
What I am starting to realize is that I am getting used to playing muted and the full sound of the unmuted violin seems to throw me.
I am thinking that during the day I may just start playing and ask my neighbors if this is a problem. (It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission!) I figure half an hour unmutted then either play the silent one or put on the mute.
Does anyone have any advice for dealing with neighbors or the mute issue?
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