Oldredfish’s nine comments

  • Re: O’Carolan’s Concerto

    The app “A’ la mode” will download any song from the Session, play back at any speed you adjust it to and with various instruments (thank God!), and can be set to repeat indefinitely. It also shows the page with dots for quick referral, AND can tra… more…

  • Re: New tablature resource

    I LOVE this app even though I only use it for memory “bumps.” You know, that moment when you want to play something but can’t quite pull up the tune from your overloaded memory? Play a bar or two and you’ve got it! Great app for tunes from the ses… more…

  • Re: Lost and found

    So the daughter was insistent on a lovely old German lion’s head fiddle she’d spotted and we finally relented. What a tone it had! Several weeks later, she brokenheartedly announced it was lost, she knew not where, which is worse than having a startin… more…

  • Re: Coleraine Jig-style tunes

    I like going from Geese in the Bog to the Coleraine. Try the 2nd setting! more…

  • Re: Christmas Cassette #2

    I thought I’d heard the term before, in a historical sense, and further searching showed that the term “cassette” originally referred to a small treasure chest or box. So if the tune is older than our modern usage of the term, that’s probably what… more…

  • Re: Seamus O’Kane Bodhrans

    Amen to that, my friend! Can’t say enough good things about mine, either. And what a grand person to deal with as he went out of his way to consider my particular issues and built me as fine a drum as you could ever want. Here’s to Seamus and his fine… more…

  • Re: Ear Training Apps

    I’m in a similar situation as Graewulf but we don’t even have the luxury of playing tunes repeatedly as the “dots” people get tired of the same stuff and want to move on to new reels, jigs, whatever. They never get to really know the music as far… more…

  • Re: I am left handed and am learning the whistle with left hand on the bottom, bad or no?

    I am not left-handed but two of my kids are, and my advice (which they both eventually agreed was the best plan) was to learn on and use a “regular” instrument. They’re more readily available, don’t have to be strung in any special way, actually … more…

  • Re: stupid question about 5 string banjo..

    Having played clawhammer style with a lovely openback 5-string for years, I would add that it’s easier for the clawhammer player to move into picking out the melody as it becomes more familiar than for the Scruggs-style player, although some of the old … more…