Hello! I've been experimenting a lot the past days to find a better, more comfortable violin hold. Moving my violin more to the left, to the right, higher, lower, placing the shoulder rest differently ... Now I've found a way to hold the violin that's much more comfortable for me. I'm holding the violin higher than before and a bit more to the left. So far so good.
BUT now the F-hole much is closer to my left ear and it sound super loud!! Also I notice it sounds pretty bad, like scratchy. But when I use an earplug for my left ear, then everything sounds good, nothing scratchy.
Is it normal to hear such a difference in sound with or without the earplug?
And is it OK to keep playing like this or should I go back to a position where I can listen to my violin sound without needing an earplug?
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