Mars’s forty-three comments

  • 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…

  • Re: Advice needed for flute practise.

    Your fingers do the right thing, @Gaetan. In case of C#, I mean. C# gets noticeably flatter if your top hand fingers are not far enough from flute. more…

  • Re: Struggling to Learn Tunes by Ear, any suggestions?

    I do the following to pick difficult tunes: more…

  • Re: Musicians from other traditions joining in Irish traditional sessions.

    Here is a story for OP. more…