Steve Bingham is creating violin and electric violin videos
7

patrons

$14
per music video
Hi! I'm Steve, and I'm a violinist who makes unusual, quirky music videos on YouTube of all sorts of music from Bach to the Beatles! So basically I make violin videos: Sounds simple? Yes! But I love doing something different with them..... I use violin and various electric violins. I work with interesting sounds and even more interesting guest artists, and try to create something that's just that bit different.

And that's where you come in! I would like to spend more time recording and filming my music, but as I'm a freelance player it's hard to find the time while trying to earn my living. By becoming my patron on Patreon - however small the amount you pledge - you'll be directly helping me to not only continue to make videos, but also to make better videos. In the longer term I hope that I'll be able to get better studio equipment and maybe hire a real camera operator from time to time!! It will also give me time to learn new filming techniques and to record and film a wider range of music.
Making videos also helps spread my music to a wider audience, which will help to allow me to record a wider variety of pieces - all of which you will not only be helping with, but getting free copies of! Which brings me on to rewards:
Whatever amount you decide to pledge (even if it's just $1) I want you to get something back for being a patron; so below there are a number of rewards, including free downloads of my music and free CDs, and I'll be reviewing these and adding to them when I can.
Patreon is a superb idea for allowing you to really make a difference to independent creators; so don't forget to check out more of the creators who are using the site - I'm going to become a patron to some of my favourites.
Important facts about Patreon pledges:

  • Though the site is in dollars, everything gets converted from your local currency automatically so it doesn't matter where you're based
  • You can cancel a single pledge at any time, or cancel your patronage completely, at the click of a button
  • Pledges for videos which I've made will go out at the beginning of each month
  • You can limit the amount you pledge per month, in case I suddenly make loads of videos all at once (normally I'll be aiming at 2 - 4 a month)

If you want to know more about how Patreon works, then have a look at this video.
To see all my YouTube music videos (plus a few vlogs) just click here, or if you'd like to find out more about my violin playing beyond the boundaries of YouTube just have a look at my website.
Thank you so much for your support!

Rewards
C major
$1 or more per music video 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:
A warm feeling from supporting me :-)

Access to my Patreon activity feed.

D major
$3 or more per music video 2 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the first tier

+
An mp3 download of the music from all my videos.

F melodic minor
$6 or more per music video 1 patron
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

A download copy of any CDs I release.

Ab harmonic minor
$10 or more per music video 0 of 100 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

A physical copy of any CDs I release.

+

2 complimentary tickets to any of my concerts.

G major in 6ths
$20 or more per music video 0 of 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

The chance to choose a piece for me to film and record: You can suggest something once a year while you remain a patron! Provided it's not impossible on violins, or 45 minutes long, I'll do it :-)

C# minor in 3rds
$100 or more per music video 0 of 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

A free concert in your house, or in a venue of your choice, anywhere in the UK. You book the venue - I turn up and play up to 90 minutes of music (includes travel and accommodation costs up to $250). Also includes 10 free CDs for you to give to friends and family!

D harmonic minor in 10ths
$200 or more per music video 0 of 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers (except C# minor!)

+

A free concert in your house, or in a venue of your choice, anywhere in the world! You book the venue - I turn up and play up to 90 minutes of music (includes travel and accommodation costs up to $500). Also includes 20 free CDs for you to give to friends and family!

Goals
$14 of $150 per music video
I've promised myself that if I reach a total of $150 per video here then I will invest in some LED light panels. The lights will give me more flexibility and better results in pretty well all filming locations!
Hopefully this means better videos for you all to watch :-)
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Hi! I'm Steve, and I'm a violinist who makes unusual, quirky music videos on YouTube of all sorts of music from Bach to the Beatles! So basically I make violin videos: Sounds simple? Yes! But I love doing something different with them..... I use violin and various electric violins. I work with interesting sounds and even more interesting guest artists, and try to create something that's just that bit different.

And that's where you come in! I would like to spend more time recording and filming my music, but as I'm a freelance player it's hard to find the time while trying to earn my living. By becoming my patron on Patreon - however small the amount you pledge - you'll be directly helping me to not only continue to make videos, but also to make better videos. In the longer term I hope that I'll be able to get better studio equipment and maybe hire a real camera operator from time to time!! It will also give me time to learn new filming techniques and to record and film a wider range of music.
Making videos also helps spread my music to a wider audience, which will help to allow me to record a wider variety of pieces - all of which you will not only be helping with, but getting free copies of! Which brings me on to rewards:
Whatever amount you decide to pledge (even if it's just $1) I want you to get something back for being a patron; so below there are a number of rewards, including free downloads of my music and free CDs, and I'll be reviewing these and adding to them when I can.
Patreon is a superb idea for allowing you to really make a difference to independent creators; so don't forget to check out more of the creators who are using the site - I'm going to become a patron to some of my favourites.
Important facts about Patreon pledges:

  • Though the site is in dollars, everything gets converted from your local currency automatically so it doesn't matter where you're based
  • You can cancel a single pledge at any time, or cancel your patronage completely, at the click of a button
  • Pledges for videos which I've made will go out at the beginning of each month
  • You can limit the amount you pledge per month, in case I suddenly make loads of videos all at once (normally I'll be aiming at 2 - 4 a month)

If you want to know more about how Patreon works, then have a look at this video.
To see all my YouTube music videos (plus a few vlogs) just click here, or if you'd like to find out more about my violin playing beyond the boundaries of YouTube just have a look at my website.
Thank you so much for your support!

Recent posts by Steve Bingham

Rewards
C major
$1 or more per music video 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:
A warm feeling from supporting me :-)

Access to my Patreon activity feed.

D major
$3 or more per music video 2 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the first tier

+
An mp3 download of the music from all my videos.

F melodic minor
$6 or more per music video 1 patron
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

A download copy of any CDs I release.

Ab harmonic minor
$10 or more per music video 0 of 100 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

A physical copy of any CDs I release.

+

2 complimentary tickets to any of my concerts.

G major in 6ths
$20 or more per music video 0 of 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

The chance to choose a piece for me to film and record: You can suggest something once a year while you remain a patron! Provided it's not impossible on violins, or 45 minutes long, I'll do it :-)

C# minor in 3rds
$100 or more per music video 0 of 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers

+

A free concert in your house, or in a venue of your choice, anywhere in the UK. You book the venue - I turn up and play up to 90 minutes of music (includes travel and accommodation costs up to $250). Also includes 10 free CDs for you to give to friends and family!

D harmonic minor in 10ths
$200 or more per music video 0 of 5 patrons
Thanks for your support! At this grade you get:

Everything from the lower tiers (except C# minor!)

+

A free concert in your house, or in a venue of your choice, anywhere in the world! You book the venue - I turn up and play up to 90 minutes of music (includes travel and accommodation costs up to $500). Also includes 20 free CDs for you to give to friends and family!