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Adivice please :)
I'm always in search of advice/constructive criticism from more experienced players than myself.
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Jake Mills
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September 25, 2012 - 11:07 am
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Hbu all,

I'm a 17 year old fiddle player (only recently converted to fiddle from classical), and I would love some advice. I'm always searching for ways to make my playing better, so the more advice I get the better. So if you could check out my YouTube page and let me know what you think, that would be great.
Thank you!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/145mmhmmaww

-Jake

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ozmous
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hi jake! welcome to the forums! i'm 15, and a beginner :) there are a lot of friendly and helpful members here(well actually, every member here are helpful :) )!!

subscribed btw :) awesome vids :)

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Fiddlestix
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Welcome to the forum, Jake.

I don't think you need any advice, I think you need a country band to play with. That was awesome.

 

Q:,,, what do you enjoy playing more, classical or bluegrass/fiddle ?dunno

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Mad_Wed
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Welcome to the forums!

 You play awesome! birthday_ballooncoffee

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Jake Mills
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Thanks for your warm welcome, guys!!

Fiddlestix- I enjoy playing fiddle a lot more, but I will always play classical as well. thumbs-up

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You're a rock star! Beautiful playing!!!!!!

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Fiddlerman
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September 25, 2012 - 10:39 pm
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You sound great, you're young, and you have chops. You will be fine and I'm glad you found this forum.

I only give advice when members ask:
On "Mason's Apron" your G# (around :19 that repeats itself several time in the piece) is always too low. Tuck that 2nd finger right in under the 3rd to get it in tune. Play that section slowly till you clean it up.

Nice post, keep up the great work, and keep fiddling :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I'm with Fiddlestix! You don't need help, you need a group...

 

Rock on there my friend.

Your Titanic theme was very beautiful... you need to do a couple of overlaid tracks and then play the solo violin part record it for us again... very entertaining. You could make some great sounding covers.

 

1st-place

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Marissieviolissie
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Oh my, I thought you said: I'm a 17year old beginner.... and then I saw your vid and was like dazed

 

Then my brain woke up and realized I mis-read you post roflol

I'm not so good I can give you advice yet, I'm just impressed at your fingerwork :-)

 

(Ps: love that smile at the end of Masons Apron 1st-place )

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Kevin M.
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I thought your best video was the bad noise. I am still laughing.

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