My first YouTube post

Posted: 6/13/2009 11:19:12 AM

From: United States

Joined: 3/26/2009

I have been playing about two months. This is the first video I thought was even close enough to music to post. I do not think it is remarkable, in fact it is barely passable. It has been posted for you to evaluate and then pass along any advice you think could help improve my playing. Thanks in advance.

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Sam Harris - Greenville, NC
Posted: 6/13/2009 4:29:18 PM

From: Asheville, NC

Joined: 1/25/2008

That is a lot better than I ever did when I was two months into it.

I'm am no expert but a couple of things I might suggest would be to articulate your volume hand a little more while your playing as opposed to just holding it level and dipping down every now and then. You might also try to start out on some notes with no vibrato and slowly bring it in, often while raising your volume hand. It seemed like your pitch field might have been kind of small. I don't know if widening it a little might help or hinder you, I guess that depends on the player.

Oh yeah. They say never look at your hands. I know it tends to mess me up.

I also checked out your other videos. You play a mean musical saw! I've often thought of taking up the saw as some kind of acoustic "theremin". I would love the idea of being able to play during power outages :)

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