I am new to the violin, and am teaching myself. When I play the violin with the bow, a weird whisper like sound comes out, rather than a clean sound that most violin players achieve. Why is it that I get this whisper like sound?

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    You might need to rosin your bow more.
    – Jomiddnz
    Mar 4, 2019 at 1:08
  • I'll look into that.
    – xilpex
    Mar 4, 2019 at 1:11
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    Also, it will take you a while to perfect 'bow control', lack of which could be a contributing factor.
    – Jomiddnz
    Mar 4, 2019 at 1:14

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I finally figured out why the whispery like sound came with the help of @Jomiddnz! The reason was because of my rosining! I hadn't applied enough rosin on my bow. Just apply more rosin, and there you go!

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