I'm a beginner, learning to play on a Yamaha SV-150 silent violin. My teacher would like me to get an acoustic violin in order to improve my intonation and ear. I've been looking around at violins at Shar, Southwest Strings, etc and they all generally have comments on how well they project sound. I'm never going to be a concert violinist - I'm doing this for my own enjoyment. Is there a way to setup a violin so that it doesn't necessarily fill a concert hall? I've played with heavy mutes before and didn't enjoy it much. I also would rather not have play with a soft bow all the time in order to keep the volume down. So - are there other options?
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