ReallyBadFiddler’s fifteen comments

  • Edinburgh fiddle tutors

    Greetings all, Ill be in Edinburgh in early October for a few days. In spite of my user name, I'm on the Intermediate/advanced side of fiddle ability, but play mostly Irish music. Was looking for recommendations on some instructors in fiddle while there. ... more…

  • Re: Technical work? (Fiddlers, mostly)

    Thanks Jim (and everyone else). That's kind of what I was looking for. more…

  • Technical work? (Fiddlers, mostly)

    What kind of work do you do that isn't just playing tunes (or do you)? Rolls in isolation? Vibrato? Intonation? Scales? Any etudes or little drills that you? I'm on the advanced side of playing but I'm always interested in how other people practice and ne... more…

  • Re: Possible Arran trip

    I’ve been to innis Moore and innis mann. I think it depends on what time of year you go. Innis mann there was a session most nights but it was very informal, no session leader to to speak. People just happened to have their instruments and ended up pla... more…

  • Re: Learning from notation.

    People often make a huge deal about (not) learning from notation. I think the point is to listen first, to understand the nuance and things that can't be transposed. Once you grasp that, its whatever gets you there. I primarily learn by ear, but often wil... more…

  • Kirwans on the Wharf

    Session goes from 3-6. Intimate session with some friendly folks. I was welcomed my first time there when I randomly showed up. There's a bit of chat and a bit of tunes. The venue is new and quite nice. more…

  • Re: A Simple Debate: Fiddle or Violin

    Hi Kellie, they are the same instrument. Ive heard of fiddlers having a bit less arched bridges to give a little faster action on their playing but even that isn't a hard/fast rule. I think your quote probably has its heart in the right place. Its really ... more…

  • Re: Sessions in Arran?

    Boy is my face red... more…

  • Re: Sessions in Arran?

    I just left Inis Meáin yesterday. I was there for the weekend and ended up having an impromptu session with four other gentleman. It was a lot of fun, but it seemed the sessions there were a little more random then most of the sessions I've been to with ... more…

  • Going to the Fleadh as a "tourist"?

    Hello everyone, more…