This Guy Plays A Mean Taylor Swift Cover


Daniel Jang is an insanely talented Taiwanese-American musician who covers some of the world's most popular songs on his violin, guitar and piano. 

From Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" to A Great Big World's "Say Something" and, most recently, Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," these covers have us completely entranced. 

At age seven, Jang's mother signed him up for violin lessons.

Later, she encouraged him to try out the piano, to which he reluctantly agreed. 

"I'm so glad I did though, because I did fall in love with the instrument eventually," Jang told A+ in an email. 

And in eighth grade, he picked up the guitar. 

In 2009, Jang started uploading his covers, but told A+ he had difficulty finding something that really clicked with him.

"Then I saw some covers by people like Eric Wuest, Peter Lee Johnson, Jun Sung Ahn, and The Piano Guys and decided to give violin covers a try." 

The rest is history.

In each of the covers, Jang shows off his talents on different instruments, piecing together harmonies and melodies to make for the most perfect of arrangements.

Jang says he really enjoys covering the slower songs, because he forms a more meaningful connection with them. 

Of course, "The upbeat ones are fun [too], like the cover of Rude, because I got to use the electric violin." 

His most viewed covers have well over one million YouTube views, and it's easy to see (and hear) why.

But Jang says he tries not to think about all the attention. "I'm just really glad that most of the feedback I get are from polite people with encouraging things to say. I feel really grateful for that." 

Jang plans on continuing to share his covers with his audience, and dreams of playing the violin around the world. 

And if he could collaborate with any artist, Jang tells A+, it would be Chris Martin from Coldplay. "He just seems like someone who you could learn tons of music from." 

In the meantime, he is working on completing his master's degree, and is teaching music on the side.  

You can check out more of Jang's music on iTunesYouTube, and Facebook.

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