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Answered 2009-11-08 02:22:19

A mute kind of looks like a smiley face with no smile, so where the "eyes" are will go on the D and A string (2 middle strings). There is usually 2 slits on the side of the mute, so you could just slide the mute on to the strings. Then once the mute is on the strings behind the bridge, you can just slide the mute on the hook over the bridge. This will prevent some of the vibration making the violin sound softer.

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