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    William Bickerstaff
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    melbasha
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    sounds great!!

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    Mariko
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    Hi Will! Great that you recorded some scales. Seems like we all want to record only nice songs, but actually scales are so important!! I think you shift very nicely!
    I think you have a really nice tone. To improve this even more, maybe check your bowing. Sometimes you bow on the fingerboard. From the rosin on the strings you can see that sometimes you bow on the fingerboard resulting in a less beautiful tone. Hope it’s helpful, as a beginner myself there is not much more I can say. 🙂
    Keep enjoying!!

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    Anteros
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    It’s obvious that there’s been a lot of work gone into those scales. Good job Will. 🙂

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    William Bickerstaff
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    Thanks for the comments… Someday I will be able to play through the entire “circle of fifths” with three octave scales… it’s coming. My teacher started me on a new scales book, the Barbera Barbers “Scales for Advanced Violinists” this week so… we’ll see (hear) how that goes.
    No! I am not an advanced violinist, I am an intermediate level player, but my teacher lets me (encourages) to practice some advanced stuff when she thinks I am ready… “As if”… she could stop me from doing it on my own.

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    Mariko
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    Haha, well good luck with the “Scales for Advanced Violinists”! Looks like you’re really excited about it! 🙂

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    Brooksley Mihoch
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    I rushed through scales as a kid which I now regret and am paying for. You sound great! Keep up the good work!

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    William Bickerstaff
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    Even before the present contest, it was my routine to practice scales, arpeggios and broken thirds to start my practice day. For folks that want to learn how to do improvisation, scales, arpeggios and broken thirds are, in my humble opinion, vital. Part of my improvisation is playing them (following the chord structure and chord changes). Of course, chord structure and changes are a whole “nother” lesson.

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    Danny Block
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    Scales are key! No pun intended. Good work. you inspired me to get some discipline and get back to daily scale work

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    Suni Norman
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    Awesome job! I am happy to hear that scales are a huge part of your “violin diet”. I suggest playing the scales slurred 2 to a bow, 4, and even 8 to a bow. Slurring the notes together helps you hear all the intonation slips and even helps you produce better sound production. If you would like more help, you can find me here: http://violintutorpro.com/private-lessons/?show=details&performer_id=2693

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