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JuanFiddler
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Hi folks, here I leave you this piece which I picked to incorporate dynamics, shifting to higher positions and vibrato. It's getting better yet there is lots to work on. However, I did enjoy myself while playing it.

Feedback is very well received.

Juan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roQW26NcYSw

There's nothing better than a cold beer and the warm soothing sound of a violin.

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oh Juan:

It sounds very beautiful.   What a great job.  I have heard you play some of this before and this was really great.

I noticed how flexible and relaxed your bowing fingers are.  Wow.. That is where I hope to be.

I hope you are feeling really good about your playing.  I sure am. 

I love that you set out to learn a beautiful piece and you work with it so diligently and beautiful.  

Thanks for sharing your music.hearttreble-1226violin-1267

 

(we started at the same time...facepalmfacepalmfacepalm)

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Thank you so much Toni. I'm very happy you liked it. I've been working a lot on this one. I'm really satisfied with the progress on shifting but I'm waiting for dynamics to really sink in.

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That was wonderful!! Really beautiful!!  I love it!! 

OH! OH! OH! Is this a Stephen Foster song?  I need to learn this for jam!!  Did you learn this all by ear? Sheet music? Video?

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 @shaick Thank you so much for your comment. I learned it from sheet music. Yes it is Stephen Foster's song. But I think mine is more like Alison Krauss version of it.

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Nice Juan.  Really good tone.  Stephen Foster would have liked listening to it.

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@Uzi thank you so much. Im glad you liked it. I've been working on this tune for quite a long time. I am satisfied with almost everything except for the dynamics. I understand them intelectually but I can't seem to apply them yet. But well it will come with time I suppose :)

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April 1, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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Incorporating dynamics really brings more enjoyment to both playing and listening to a performance. Great job. Also, your intonation has improved leaps and bounds. Keep up the great work!!!

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April 1, 2015 - 9:25 pm
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Very nice, Juan!

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Bravo!!

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Fantastic! an inspiration for sure! :D  

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Beautifully played.

 

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Very nice! Your intonation sounds great! I was waiting for the thunderous applause at the end ... The only thing I could think of that you might want to work on is your vibrato often ends abruptly right before you change notes. You taper up to a fast vibrato but don't taper back down, it sounds jarring (that's an over-exaggeration).

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