Sharing tunes via Skype
I acknowledge this subject has been discussed on previous occasions but I raise it again.
I recently participated in a Skype based musical exchange between two disparate groups of teenagers sharing session tunes. It worked like a dream. Not only were they able to play music together (I’ll talk about lag and latency shortly) but they were also able to learn tunes from each other and chat with each other between tunes. They loved it and so did I.
I have a strong interest in the music of Turlough O’Carolan as well as tunes and songs from Brittany and I would like to hear from anyone who shares those interests - with a view to exploring that music on line via Skype.
The time lag (latency) issue means you can’t replicate the experience of playing at a live session but you can learn together, chat with one another and have a good time. It is not as good as the real thing but it is an effective way of making contact with musicians from other parts of your own country or from other countries. It is particularly useful for people living in remote areas.
I repeat - because this seems to cause much anxiety - playing tunes via Skype can supplement but can never substitute for a live session (you can’t buy a beer for another player on Skype).
I will add some comments here for our friends in France, Canada and Italy.
Je veux jouer la musique celtique Bretonne en ligne via Skype. J’aime beaucoup les chansons et les mélodies Bretonnes et aussi la musique de Turlough O’Carolan. Je parle français et j’aimerais jouer musique et bavarder avec vous en ligne. Vous pouvez me contacter via un message privé s’il vous plaît.
Voglio avere uno scambio di musica celtica via Skype. Amo la musica di Bretagna e la musica di Turlough O’Carolan. Mi piacerebbe incontrarvi via Skype. Parlo italiano. Si può mandarmi un messaggio privato oppure si può rispondere qui.