I've recently began learning to play the violin; but I'm unable to proceed on with my practicing due to the issue I'm having whilst fingering on the fingerboard of the violin. When I try to produce a clear tone (a nice ringing sound) on the string, all I get is a thud. The video I use for practicing says this intially happens if one is not applying sufficient pressure to the fingertip so that it is pressed firmly against the fingerboard to pull off a clear ringing sound. Though if I were to apply anymore pressure to my fingertip, I would cut into the skin; the tip of my pointer finger is still very sore from fingering. It is odd as well that when I finger on the D string, I do produce fairly clear sounds; but whilst fingering on any of the other strings I hear only thuds being produced though the manner by which I'm fingering hasn't changed. Am I applying too much pressure, and if so, how I'm I then, to produce the fairly clear ringing sounds from my strings without bringing pain to my fingertips?
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