Mars’s forty-six comments

  • Re: Brian Conway’s Larry Redican’s

    Hi Deborah more…

  • Re: Is there a tune that is your nemesis?

    1) 'Trip to Athlone' - that's one of my early learnt jigs, but my playing of it got more or less satisfactory only recently. The jig is not difficult, but is not an easy breathing pattern for a newbie fluteplayer. more…

  • The Torn Jacket, X:3

    Transcription of Tommy Guihen's version from 'The Torn Jacket' CD, with phrasing. more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    ... or in 2/2 as well. It's a matter of taste, i.e. opinionated territory, so I suppose rational argument is over at this stage. Thanks for the discussion and Merry Christmas! more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    The base measure of a note commonly used in ABC is 1/8. So, per your example, D~F3 is 1/8 + 3/8 = 1/2 - first beat of a bar in 2/2 time; A2 FA = 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/8 = 1/2 - second beat of the bar. more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    @ceili, you wrote "dF~F2 = dam-dam dadada", so you probably mean ~F2 is to be played as a tight roll. It's a valid interpretation, but AFAIK is not the most common one. ~F2 is usually played as a short roll, which is just " dadam", as Stiamh and Calum wro... more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    I meant beams over barlines (which are rare), not ties over barlines (which are pretty common). Sorry for the misuse of words. more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    The basic rule is simple: no ties across beat boundaries. I think, I've seen some scores with ties crossing bars, which is a bigger musical notation 'no-no', and so what? Rules are there to break 'em sometimes. A score is only a subject to interpretation,... more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    Yes, one should write dF~F2, if 4/4 time is used, but d~F3 is perfectly valid for 2/2 time signature, which I prefer for reels. more…

  • Re: app for slowing tunes?

    Audacity. Slows down, plays selected part of soundtrack in a loop, plots spectrum of uncertain/noisy notes. more…