I tried a very nice violin today and no matter in low or high positions the instrument sounded excellent, whether playing with full force bowing near the bridge or with light fast bowing near the fingerboard. The instrumented responded well with a satisfying sweet tone when playing near the fingerboard, except for an pleasant harmonic squeal that occurred often on the open E string right after playing D on the A string. In these cases I was bowing nearer the fingerboard, but not over it.
Is it possible that poor bowing technique could result in an E-squeal?
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.