DonaldK’s seven hundred and sixty-three comments

  • Second setting (X: 2)

    the second setting is transcribed from the playing of Rachel Baiman here: more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    Will, just a small point, but your arguments would be much more respected by me and, I suspect, others if you desisted in your rather recent habit of unnecessarily using the acronymic interjection "FFS". If it stands for what I think it means then it real... more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    Well, if it's any consolation, I think you would find my backing chords fairly mundane. I'm one of those who occasionally throws in a relative minor on the fourth part of a major key pipe march but otherwise I try to stick to what I hear. more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    Well, Will, I think that was what I was saying. I generally try to avoid using an F chord in A dorian tunes as, to me, it just sounds cheesy. more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    yhaalhouse, I meant the F#s in The Congress. They're never on the beat and are always followed by G. In wasn't saying that I would play an F chord - I probably wouldn't even play one in an Am tune unless unavoidable. Having said that, I've heard plenty of... more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    Apologies, khasab, for misquoting you. I think, though that in a session setting I would either play back up (chords and rhythm) or melody, but not both at the same time. I'm not good enough to do that and be heard above the other melody instruments. more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    Yes, ayedbl, whilst the F# notes in the tune are in fairly inconsequential places so that your F chords don't really clash, I would have to say that that Am - G - F progression is, in the opinion of this member and many others on this forum, really naff a... more…

  • Re: Irish guitar chord progressions

    I would guess that JohntheFiddler already does that. more…

  • It was an honour and a pleasure. more…

  • Re: Singing “folk” music at trad sessions

    Yes, Mix, the tune is better than nothing. Being able to fill in the gaps between the melody lines is what I'm on about, though, primarily. more…