I just got myself a violin, being a beginner who has never played any bowed instruments before and intending to teach myself how to play. I came across an instruction video that stated that the bridge should be standing absolutely perpendicular to the body, but that it can be acceptable that it tilts slightly backwards. I looked at my violin and concluded that my bridge tilts ever so slightly forward. At the base, the edge closest to the neck is the contact point with the violin body, and the edge closest to the tailpiece is less than a millimeter above the body.
Is this acceptable until I change the strings, or should I loosen the strings and reposition the bridge right away? I don't have any sense of how delicate the instrument is yet, and I don't want to find out the hard way.