Hi! I have recently taken up the violin again, after learning at school over 15 years ago, and hope some of the lovely people here can help me with some advice.
The violin I played on years back is a 3/4 so I upgraded and got myself a 7/8 with 4/4 bow, I'm a short woman so my arms take too much stretching with a 4/4! I've been enjoying playing again, and working my way through some of my old learning books to get to grips with the basics again.
But I've noticed a extra vibration noise when playing. It is not there when I begin each session, but I soon hear it again, after 5 minutes, if that. I've looked up online, mostly on this forum, and checked that nothing is loose, cracked or touching the violin as far as I can see - it's more of a softer extra vibration noise that something untoward coming into contact. I then noticed the strings had some dried rosin on them. I cleaned this off and the sound went away - but came back again just as quick. I never had this problem with rosin drying to the strings so quickly before, and not sure what is causing it.
I tried playing my new violin with my old 3/4 bow and the sounds is not there at all. I got new rosin with my new violin - dominant to match the strings. Is that one known for drying easily? Could it be the climate? I live in Sweden, which is pretty dry/low humidity. I've also cleaned my strings with alcohol wipes, the same happens after 5 minutes of playing. Any ideas or suggested really appreciated!
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