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John Bracone
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Well here’s one more. When I first listened to this I kinda liked it, now I hate it. The more I listen the worse it sounds.

Anyhow, I composed this the other day. This is actually my third iteration. I’ve since deleted the others. They also sounded okay at first, but then I would wake up and listen again and hated them too. Figured if I keep doing that crazy circle it would never end. So I settled for this. Thanks for being my Guinea pigs.

https://youtu.be/yq_NPUM-w3U

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Jon Bracone -  This is very nice!  Very creative.

You posted this under "Share" not "Critique" so I hesitate to voice an opinion.  Also, I'm not particularly qualified to do so.

But... if this helps address your concerns...

I LOVE your violin!  It is very soothing.  Adding the stark piano chords causes a surprising juxtaposition in the sound.  My gut feeling is the piano part seems a bit jolting - makes me hesitate to "hang on for the ride" - when I really want to take the journey with your violin.  Maybe something as simple as rolling or extending your piano chords a little might change that feeling?

I apologize (in advance) if you intended for this music to give this feeling - and will gladly amend my post.

 

- Emily

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Hi ELCB! Thank you for your comments. I did think the chords sounded like a piano as well but that was my guitar, the single notes are the piano. I didn’t strum them I finger picked the chords, probably why it comes across that way. Interesting, and I thought kinda cool, that’s why I left it that way. I’ll take your advice for next time ;)

also I didn’t even see the critique forum. Thanks!

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John Bracone - Thank you for helping me understand.  You sure had me fooled!  Piqued my interest. 

I'm afraid the minute I decide to step into the electronic realm with my violin, I'll probably never return to Earth...

 

- Emily

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very creative John.  liked that!  

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Very nice I enjoyed that.

Thanks,

Mark

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Very soothing, nice work!!

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GregW said
very creative John.  liked that!  

  

Thanks Greg!!

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damfino said
Very soothing, nice work!!

  

Thanks damfino! 

I checked out your YouTube channel. Nice fiddling! I noticed no chin rest? Is that a fiddling genre thing or personal preference? 

funny bear btw hahaha

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GregW said
very creative John.  liked that!  

  

Thank you Greg!

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