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    Nicholas Guess

    Hi, this is a song I wrote. I really hope you enjoy it. It’s obviously not perfect by any means, and I’m not very good at writing violin music, but it’s fun and I enjoy it. I hope you do too! 🙂
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    Nicholas Guess

    Sorry, I don’t know why the embedded link isn’t working, but here’s the video link:

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    Alec Damiano

    Hi Nicholas,
    Nice job! The vibe of the song kinda reminds me of Lindsey Stirling and Bond. Your technique looked good to me, and for the most part, intonation and timing was spot-on.
    I think that if you play the backing track a bit louder and mic up your violin (maybe not even into a sound system, but directly into your computer), it’ll improve the sound quality of your future videos and it’ll help when you’re playing. I know recording yourself at home can be tricky sometimes, but it’s worth looking into some software (Audacity is free) and a microphone.
    I used to use the built-in webcam software on my computer all the time. It does the job, but you’d be surprised how much of a difference it makes when you use different equipment.
    All in all, keep up the good work! It sounded great! 🙂

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    Joanna Johnson

    I liked your composition! Well done! It had a slight Lindsey Stirling-ish air to it, but is still different from what I have heard her play. You are playing very well with a strong tone and good intonation! It seems you have pretty solid technique! Good work! There are a couple things you can work on with your bow arm and left hand. These are both things that I have had to work on, and continue to work on still! First is to make sure you are not working too hard with your bow shoulder. Try to keep your bow arm as relaxed and fluid as you can. Let your bow hold do the work of connecting the bow into the string. You will find more flexibility and dexterity in your right hand if you keep your bow pinkey bent. This is something I am learning more and more about! Michael, the creator of the site, has a great bow pinkey exercise! Check it out here
    The second thing to look for is that you are not squeezing too hard with your left hand. Try not to grip on to the fingerboard with your index finger and thumb. If you relax your thumb and first finger, you will find after some practice that your left hand becomes more nimble and your fingers will be more independent. Try a simple scale just relaxing your thumb and first finger and keeping just a little space between them. If you are in the habit of squeezing, it will feel very strange! But you will be better for it in the long run. It definitely helped me!

    Let me know if you have any questions about my tips. Great playing! You have a lot of energy and life in your playing!


    #8848 Reply


    This is pretty good. I think I saw you playing this somewhere else. Keep it up! Have you tried classical composition/studied any theory?

    #8860 Reply

    I always to see/hear people being creative with the violin, creating their own music. Sounds great!

    #9431 Reply


    Very well done. Sounds like something Lindsey Sterling would do. You are enormously talented to write so well and the playing was equally great. Keep it up

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    Lydia Tran

    Wow, this sounds really good! Love the vibe it gives off. So creative and well done! (:

    #9519 Reply


    nice composition !! Loved it

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    It’s so beautiful! Way to go!

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