I've heard that the quality of playing of the violin can affect the violin's sound. I saw Hilary Hahn a couple of weeks ago and after that I was inspired to practice on open strings, especially bow changes and string changes. For an hour every day. I also upped my scale practice.
All of a sudden my violin sounds dead. I tried changing the strings. It still sounds dead. My teacher suggests it could be due to weather changes and dry air in my house. The humidity in my house is 15 percent. So now I'm boiling lots of water and have the violin in the kitchen where it's warm and humid. It still sounds dead.
I also just bought this violin six months ago and haven't seen the luthier since. I don't think it needs a bridge or soundpost adjustment but it just might.
It certainly was complaining during vibrato exercises. Instead of wa wa wa, it said: whine whine whine.
Any suggestions? Is there any kind of violin cpr I could do?
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