Old Joe Squeaks!
Please help! Now I know I dont have a perfect bowin' technique, I do tend to wander around a bit on intermediate songs. Also keep in mind I have a set of 7 dollar strings on my fiddle and my bow has a broken frog, it dont ribbit no more🤣!
My left fingers are covered in graphite after 5 mins of playin. I dont ever remember that from 20 some years ago. No matter what I play I am squeaking like a set of cheap brake pads on a rainy day. If I play slow it is horrendous! No rosin, a touch a rosin, all the rosin, it dont matter.
Is it a possibility of cheap strings, and lack of bow tension control or is my form just that bad? The squackin has gotten much worse the more I have played. I am also playing more intermediate songs; maybe it is form. Now get this, I can absolutely pour it to it on the E string very little if any squeaks. I move over to A or D, you best get the ear plugs out becuase chalk on a nails board has nothin on this! 🤦♂️
It has gotten so bad, Im pretty sure Im settin off the neighbors rooster every day and I am very certain Dooley the Donkey is flat out havin a conversation with me about how his day went. I played for 5 minutes tonite, I got so frustrated I just walked away. 😔 I started to post a video but y'all aint ready for that disaster!
Thoughts? Thank y'all,