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HotHands
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Star Spangled Banner Hey! just got my Fiddlerman carbon fiber bow and have the new Zyex strings broken in a bit and wanted to post a video of the national anthem. Let me know what i could improve on :-)

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Thank you.  I hope you love your strings and bow.   I really enjoyed that.  So great to hear you play.   It sounds great on the EV.   You made the song your own.  Nice work.  I can't find anything to critique... I think you are ready for the performance!!

Maybe a few power practice sessions to get up your complete overall confidence in the whole piece to add bits of power into it... If that makes sense. If not, I am the worst person to offer advice.

(Inspired.. I will be playing this when I get home tonight.. I love love love to play it.) 

Thanks so much!

Cheers. 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Wow, very well played, @HotHands.

You're inspiring me. I got to learn the tune some day.

You did great. Thanks for the post.

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thanks! i really enjoy the new sound, it reenergized my spark to play. i think i know what you mean though, it needs more dynamics. there was a bit more to it that i left out because of intonation issues but i thought it sounded alright. much appreciated for the feedback!

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Very, very nice. I'm impressed. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Nice job @HotHands ... Makes me homesick for me electric violin. It's been in storage for 2.5 years but will be coming home in about a month. Have fun performing ... Such a great piece.semiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
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thanks! im glad you all like it! such a wonderful song and im excited to perform it for graduation. since i never think im good enough for and audience ill be striving to improve and embelish all while enjoying something i love doing. haha everytime i think about performing im reminded of my first piano performance....i face planted on the hollow wooden steps on the way to the stage, the sound echoed throughout the auditorium hahaha.

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Oh gosh.. scary about that piano experience. 

You are ready....  I am excited for your performance!  That is a great tune to play.. it is familiar and beautiful.   :)  

You are good enough (more than) to play that song for an audience.  us-4240

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Hi and welcome to the family...

 

I saw nothing I could add to help your performance. I would prefer to hear that very last note to have a "dying" vibrato in it. Maybe start with some moderate vibrato and then slowly change to a solid softer note.

 

All those quick 1/8 notes in the middle kinda lost me but I'm thinking a lot of performances at sporting events and things like graduation have that personalization in it so keep it if you like it.

That was awesome. You rock! thumbs-up

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It sounded SWEET HotHands > I haven't thought about playing this one but will be trying it tonight. Thanks for the share and good luck at the performance > you will do fine.

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HotHands
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@cdennyb you know? thats a great idea with the dying vibrato thing, i think ill give it a shot. i was playing around with the 1/8 notes you mentioned, when i left them out it sounded a bit "boring", but when i try changing or adding a little more its just too busy so ill probably keep them as is. thanks for the ideas! @StoneDog much appreciated, ill be posting more in the future, ive a couple more projects in the chute

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