David50’s four thousand, one hundred and forty comments

  • Re: Modes Handout/Worksheet

    I wasn't meaning the centre changing within a tune, but suggesting that where a genre uses a limited set of notes the location of the 'home' note becomes very important to the character of the tune. To my ear G major and D major are very different because... more…

  • Re: Beginner session or advanced session?

    Don't make me shudder DrSpear. Though a couple of times when I have realised that I was not an asset and left the instrument on my lap I have been 'rewarded' quite a while later by one of those common tunes being played at a steady pace and someone sayin... more…

  • Re: How relevant is the sessions section of this website?

    Maybe it doesn't work for you. I wonder why ? more…

  • Re: How relevant is the sessions section of this website?

    @McCallum: Why were you "looking for local sessions on ‘thesession’ website" if you could talk to "the best known young fiddler around" ? Isn't that fiddler an ideal person to suggest a local session that might suite you ? more…

  • Re: Modes Handout/Worksheet

    I said tin whistle *tutors* (meaning books not people) because they don't normally throw a table like that at the student. They are typically written for students who may not be interested in 'theory' and have a whistle (notionally or actually in D) han... more…

  • Re: Maxing out

    "If it’s all that easy to keep making progress no matter what, how we all don’t sound like ..." Because some of us only make very slow progress ? more…

  • Re: Modes Handout/Worksheet

    @ Rose Marie - this is the guy you might wan't to quote http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Modes/ Lots to read about gapped scales. more…

  • Re: Modes Handout/Worksheet

    If 'most instruments' means most instruments playing the repertoire normally within the scope of this forum then I think there is an argument for preferring the approach normally taken in, say, tin whistle tutors. That is, keeping in the same diatonic sc... more…

  • Re: Modes Handout/Worksheet

    Is Hector the Hero typical of a tune in the major mode ? It is almost a gapped scale and Skinner's manuscript (in 3 sharps) has the note "Suitable for pipes, piano violin" which, given the range, suggests that he thought it would work OK without the G#. more…

  • Re: Fiddler technique

    H & S was why I asked up the thread if there were any health issue related to this left wrist business. Any hint that there were and I would hope a teacher would teach the safest option. more…