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Song from a Secret Garden for critique
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Jim Dunleavy
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I've been practicing this for about a week now, but I'd like to get it a bit better before I add it as a public video, so it would be great if people could critique it for me.

Obviously there's a blunder in the middle, but does anyone see anything else that I could work on?

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Wow @Jim Dunleavy that sounded great! I think you sounded a little more "stiff" in the first 45 seconds versus the second half. Also, just keep bow distribution in mind. otherwise the shifting, vibrato and dynamics are great!

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Thanks for that @ryonass.

Bow distribution is something I struggle with, so I'll work on that.

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Sounding good, Jim.

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Great job Jim 🙂
Thanks for sharing! I recognize that version. 😉

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I think you're doing great, Jim!

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Thanks Pierre and Mandy. 🙂

I'm working on it (to try and improve intonation an bowing mainly) so I can play it a bit better for a proper public video, but it's not getting much better so far!

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You're sounding great Jim.  I don't stop in real often, so I'm always amazed at how much people have progressed. 

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Uzi said
You're sounding great Jim.  I don't stop in real often, so I'm always amazed at how much people have progressed.   

Thanks @Uzi . It's hard to see your own progress sometimes because it's so gradual, but when I look back at old videos of myself I can hear the difference. 🙂

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@Jim Dunleavy I really like it.  I can't really critique.   I felt you get into the piece and do a fine job.  I think you got it!!  You are doing well.  

Congrats on a well played song.

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And yes...now I want to copy you. 🙂

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Thanks @coolpinkone !

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