How to Request Songs on The String Club

To make a request for a song:

1) Sign up on Patreon.com to donate an amount to The String Club each month.

Making each video requires many hours of work and the YouTube views pay very little, so I really rely on my subscribers to donate money so I can keep doing this.

When you donate $1/month, you will get to nominate one song and will get one vote on which song I will do next.

When you donate $3/month, you will get to nominate two songs and you will get 2 votes on the next song.

When you donate $8/month, you will get to nominate two songs, you will get 2 votes, and you will get access to a folder containing PDFs of tablature of popular String Club music (new content added regularly).

When you donate $25/month, you will get all of the above, plus you will get one request done for you after each 4 months of donations have been collected.

When you donate $50/month, you will get one song request done right away, plus a song request after each 3 months of donations have been collected.

Click Here to Donate and Help Me Make More Videos!

If you have any questions about how this works, email me at todd@thestringclub.com before donating.

Also leave a comment on my Patreon page or email todd@thestringclub.com telling me:

  1. Which song/piece you want,
  2. Who it is by (composer, singer, band...)  Include a YouTube link if you'd like,
  3. And the instrument you play.

*Note: for any copyright music, I can only put it on my YouTube channel.  I can't add it to my website/app.

2) Buy a request with the button below for $100


Instrument
Title of song/piece, composer


Be sure to let me know if you have any special instructions for the playalong, such as if you need it to be beginner level (I'll simplify the hard parts).  You can add a YouTube link if you want me to make it sound like a specific version you prefer.

Thank you for your requests!

 

Todd Markey

Todd Markey

Todd Markey is an active orchestral performer in Georgia, frequently heard with the Johns Creek and Carroll symphonies, as well as the Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta. He received a Master in Music Performance in double bass from the University of North Texas in 1997 and taught at Valdosta State University from 2000 to 2004. Todd has a wide range of musical skills, including performance in classical, jazz, and rock styles, as well as composition and music theory. He teaches violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, and ukulele.


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  1. luis cano
    luis cano 17 March, 2016, 22:35

    Hello Mr Todd,

    I really enjoy your website; it is very helpful. How much do I have to pay for the song “In the hall of mountain king” to be made?

    Thank you

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 21 March, 2016, 11:07

      That would be $8 since I’ll be able to find the music easily.
      Sorry I didn’t see this comment until now! I’m not sure why I missed it…
      Let me know if you want me to get started on it for you. :)

  2. Joe West
    Joe West 20 March, 2016, 15:03

    I don’t know if God Save The Queen has copyright if it doesn’t can you put one on YouTube please

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 21 March, 2016, 10:49

      No, it isn’t protected by copyright fortunately. I’ll try to get that song up my list for you, but I can’t make a promise right now. Please stay tuned and hopefully it will be done in a couple weeks. Thanks for the request!

  3. Brianna Adamson
    Brianna Adamson 25 March, 2016, 12:36

    I would like to make 2 requests. The first is St.Anne’s Reel and the second is Ocean’s by Hillsong United. Both short and simple. Can send payment once reply. Thanks so much!

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 25 March, 2016, 15:36

      Great, those will be fine. Do you have any specifics you’d like to take into account? What level of skill do you have, so I can make it an acceptable level for you.

      Thanks!

      • Todd Markey
        Todd Markey Author 25 March, 2016, 15:42

        Oh yeah, just to confirm, those would be $16 total.

        • Brianna Adamson
          Brianna Adamson 25 March, 2016, 20:59

          Sounds good. I will send payment through paypal. I would like it for beginner/novice level violin. Thank you!

          • Todd Markey
            Todd Markey Author 28 March, 2016, 23:51

            Just letting you know I’ve started working on them and they should be ready for you in a couple days. Thanks!

  4. Brianna Adamson
    Brianna Adamson 29 March, 2016, 22:42

    Awesome thank you so much!

  5. chelsea ronayne
    chelsea ronayne 1 April, 2016, 19:07

    Hi could you make a video to play colors of the wind from the Disney Pocahontas film. I have a book with the music in but i cannot read music yet. I can send you a scanned copy if needed. If so where would i send it to and how much to get this video. If it is possible could i get a reply fairly quickly as i want to play this song for my nan on her birthday

  6. danny washing
    danny washing 3 April, 2016, 05:25

    would you be able to do goodbye brother from game of thrones on the violin thanx

  7. tyler bernard
    tyler bernard 6 April, 2016, 18:09

    “Every teardrop is a waterfall” by coldplay. The Trooper overture by 2 Cellos. And Hysteria by 2 Cellos, Are needed in my life.

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 7 April, 2016, 13:15

      Thanks for these requests! I’ve become overloaded with requests, so I’m pretty much only able to do ones with a payment at this time. Typically a song is $8, but those 2Cellos arrangements would take way too long to transcribe because they are so complicated. If there is sheet music available somewhere it might be possible but they don’t seem to sell it themselves.

      • tyler bernard
        tyler bernard 9 April, 2016, 14:11

        can I send via paypal bud? And i also request adventure of a life time by cold play.

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 9 April, 2016, 15:53

          Yes, my paypal is todd@thestringclub.com

          So that would be the two Coldplay songs? If so, $16US is the total.

          Thanks, Todd

          • tyler bernard
            tyler bernard 11 April, 2016, 07:06

            how much for “Every teardrop is a waterfall, Adventure of a life time, and The devil went down to georgia?

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 13 April, 2016, 02:33

          The Coldplay songs would be $8 each but for The Devil Went Down to GA, I’d need to consult with you to see what kind of arrangement you’d want. It has all those spoken parts and then the complicated fiddle solo parts that aren’t usually included in sheet music. Let me know what kind of arrangement (which parts of it are important to you) and I can figure out how much it would cost. Also, this is for cello, I presume? It will be quite difficult on cello, just so you know…

  8. chelsea ronayne
    chelsea ronayne 12 April, 2016, 16:25

    Hi sorry for my delayed reply. I have been playing the version of colors of the wind you suggested and it doesn’t quite sound right to me, I have taken a picture of the music i have where would you like me to send it to and how do i pay the $8? thanks for all your help

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 13 April, 2016, 02:11

      Please upload the picture to: https://thestringclub.com/upload-content/
      Click where it says “select file”
      Payment can be sent by Paypal: todd@thestringclub.com
      or by Bitcoin: 1HUsG5fs8E99wE3Y7FjBbod8DdTD4YoPL3

      Thanks and let me know if you have any other questions.

      • chelsea ronayne
        chelsea ronayne 14 April, 2016, 14:20

        i have sent the pictures of the notes but i am having trouble paying into your paypal. i have put in your paypal address and it doesn’t seem to recognize it as it tells me to enter a valid email address. is there something i am missing or is there another way around this

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 14 April, 2016, 14:32

          The only thing I can think of is that the address is entered wrong. No one has had trouble sending me money before. Please double check: todd@thestringclub.com

          • chelsea ronayne
            chelsea ronayne 17 April, 2016, 05:32

            I have sent the money now thank you let me know when the video if finished and anything else i need to do

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 17 April, 2016, 08:08

          Thanks, I’ll update you in a couple days.

          • chelsea ronayne
            chelsea ronayne 30 April, 2016, 06:08

            I hate to be a burden as i know you are busy, was just wondering if i could get an update on the song i requested

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 30 April, 2016, 07:19

      Your request is almost ready. It should be ready for you tomorrow. Thanks!

  9. luis cano
    luis cano 12 April, 2016, 17:07

    This tutorial is great, thanks!

  10. tyler bernard
    tyler bernard 24 April, 2016, 17:37

    How much for “the devil went down to georiga” on violin?

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 25 April, 2016, 14:23

      I replied to this a while ago, but maybe it got lost in the shuffle. For The Devil Went Down to GA, I’d need to consult with you to see what kind of arrangement you’d want. It has all those spoken parts and then the complicated fiddle solo parts that aren’t usually included in sheet music. Let me know what kind of arrangement (which parts of it are important to you) and I can figure out how much it would cost.
      I could write it exactly how the official sheet music shows it, but it doesn’t include the fiddle solo parts. If you want those exactly as they are on the recording, it would take me a long time to transcribe all that.

      • tyler bernard
        tyler bernard 30 April, 2016, 12:36

        just the fiddle solo parts alone would be okay for me, but you can throw in anything else, just make sure the solos are in there.

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 27 May, 2016, 13:36

          I just sent a link to the playalong.video to your hotmail account. Let me know if you have any trouble accessing the video. Thanks!

  11. tyler bernard
    tyler bernard 2 May, 2016, 12:57

    sent you $10 for every teardrop is a waterfall, let me know how much for devil went down to georgia (fiddle solos is a must)

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 2 May, 2016, 13:55

      Thanks for the payment – I’ll get started on Every Teardrop after I get a couple other requests done. Let me check on what I can find on Devil Went Down. I could swear I had some sheet music for that somehwere and if so, it wouldn’t be too hard to get it done for you. I’ll get back to you on this. Thanks!

      • tyler bernard
        tyler bernard 31 May, 2016, 07:22

        give me a price on the Devil Went Down mate, ill send via paypal, do whatever you wish to do, just add in the fiddle solos. Once again thanks.

      • tyler bernard
        tyler bernard 31 May, 2016, 07:23

        do you got the pricing down yet sir?

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 31 May, 2016, 10:15

          Did you get Every Teardrop? I sent an email a few days ago with a link to it. Devil Went Down is just too big of a job for me right now – I’m too busy with other things to take on that challenge for a while.

  12. chelsea ronayne
    chelsea ronayne 2 September, 2016, 18:40

    Hi, I have purchased from you before and i have found another 3 songs i would like to purchase from you, my question is that i found the songs from other violinists on youtube. Can you make a play a long of the videos or would i need to get the sheet music for it? I would rather avoid getting the sheet music if at all possible

    i look forward to your reply

    regards

    chels

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 5 September, 2016, 17:33

      Thanks for the message and I’m glad you want to learn more songs! The problem with learning from videos is that it takes an extra hour or so to transcribe what they are playing into notation (depending on how complex it is) so it really adds a lot to my workload. Even when I start with sheet music, I always spend some time making corrections, improvements, and adding my own accompaniment so it really takes a lot of my time.
      Also, to avoid any problems with copyright infringement, the sheet music or MIDI file has to be bought from a legit source, so the publisher is making their money from your purchase and I won’t get in legal trouble. Thanks again, and if you want help finding appropriate sheet music or MIDI of the songs you want, please let me know.

      • chelsea ronayne
        chelsea ronayne 18 September, 2016, 18:02

        Thank you for your response, i will get hold of the sheet music i was just wondering if it was possible to do this without the additional purchase i will get back to you once i have the sheet music, there are 3 pieces of music i want to learn, on some of them you have got videos for but they are either shortened versions or missing some notes, i will get back to you with the sheet music thank you for your time

        • Todd Markey
          Todd Markey Author 19 September, 2016, 13:25

          Great, just send the sheet music to todd@thestringclub.com and I’ll see how much work it will be to make a scrolling tablature version of them. Thanks!

          • chelsea ronayne
            chelsea ronayne 1 October, 2016, 16:41

            I have been searching and for 2 of the songs I really want to learn I cannot find violin music for.

            the songs are

            closer by chainsmokers and the last goodbye by billy boyd.

            I cannot find music anywhere for these song would I still be able to request a tutorial video for the full songs?

          • Todd Markey
            Todd Markey Author 4 October, 2016, 14:09

            Sorry I missed this comment until now! Here is sheet music for Closer: http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0167986
            & The Last Goodbye: http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0145803

            I always check musicnotes.com first – they have just about everything I look for!

            I don’t quite understand what you are asking for. Do you want just the animation for these songs, or a technique tutorial?

            Thanks!

  13. chelsea ronayne
    chelsea ronayne 15 October, 2016, 17:00

    sorry for the late reply. I don’t necessarily need the tutorial as i can play, i just can’t read music, If you are able to convert these songs into tab like form i should be able to take it from there but if you do make a tutorial it won’t be unappreciated as i can still learn from it and improve my violin playing. thank you so much for finding them for me i spent hours looking.

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 19 October, 2016, 13:22

      I have recently raised my prices for doing these kinds of requests, because it takes so much of my time to do it and the YouTube views pay so little. Would it be worth $36 each to you to have these songs made into scrolling tab videos?

      • chelsea ronayne
        chelsea ronayne 19 October, 2016, 18:26

        yeah that’s fine. I understand that it would be a bit harder to make the videos this way and i also know that youtube can pay out so little. I will pay the money through to youtube, i will pay for both songs (closer and last goodbye) and i will let you know once i have sent the money

        • chelsea ronayne
          chelsea ronayne 21 October, 2016, 19:00

          hi, i have sent the money through paypal. I can’t wait for the videos. Do you have a rough idea on how long it will take before i can get the videos, just so i am not checking everyday. Also can i just confirm that these will be the full songs and not just a section please

          thank you so much for this,

          chels

          • Todd Markey
            Todd Markey Author 22 October, 2016, 02:05

            Thanks for the payment – I have received it.
            I’m busy all weekend, but I’ll get to work right away Monday. I should be able to finish one of them by Tuesday night, and probably the other by Thursday or Friday at the latest.
            I will make the full song of both of them along with a nice accompaniment track.

            When they are done, I’ll send you a link to the video that you can download and also the YouTube link if you prefer to play them that way. On the YouTube video, can I put a note thanking you for sponsoring the video? If so, what name would you like used? (Real name, YouTube username, String Club username, etc.)?

            Thanks!

  14. chelsea ronayne
    chelsea ronayne 24 October, 2016, 15:40

    thank you so much for sorting this for me, and yes i would feel happy for you to mention me, you can use my real name Chelsea Ronayne. Thank you for working on these so quickly i can’t wait to begin playing them

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 27 October, 2016, 02:44

      Just an update – I’ll definitely be done with Closer later today and then will start on The Last Goodbye.

    • Todd Markey
      Todd Markey Author 1 November, 2016, 15:36

      I sent an email several days ago with a link to the video of Closer. Did you get that? I have The Last Goodbye done now as well and will give you that link too if that email address is the best to contact you. Thanks!

  15. Ekela Raile
    Ekela Raile 30 December, 2016, 23:17

    How much for Frank sinatra. My way on violin. For a beginner level. Full song.

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