Sally Whytehead’s nine comments

  • Re: Some music theory help

    Take a look at Jack Campin’s excellent article about modes in Scottish trad repertoire. more…

  • Re: Two For Joy

    Did Blowzabella record this? Is played as a set with one for sorrow? more…

  • Re: Tech help needed for music notation in Word

    If you are on a Mac, use preview. First from preview, export the pdf as a png or other graphic image. Use high resolution, 300dpi. Then load the image in preview and crop it. Then use the cropped image as a picture in word. more…

  • Re: Making the best of a bad situation

    Get the hospital you had the op to refer you to a hand specialist occupational therapist. And also insist they look into what can be done about your finger. more…

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

    I play it on repeat in the car, while pottering about at home until it’s in my head, then try to play it, then review by comparing mine with the original, rinse and repeat. You get better with practice and knowledge of the idiom. There is no magic pill.... more…

  • Re: Improvisation

    Try messing with music you know. Where there is an arpeggio half the notes lengths and turn it into run, or add in alternate drone notes. Or turn a run into an arpeggio. Play the same tune over and over and make some changes every time through. more…

  • Re: Songs in one octave or less

    Sea shanties usually have a small range. more…

  • Re: A little help here, please.

    Practise. Work through a lot of music either from a book, or on here. The more time you spend, the better you will get. Slow it down so you can play with an accurate tempo. You will start to find you recognise phrases and patterns rather than each note. E... more…

  • Re: Hungarian Folk Tune

    looks like a nice tune! I appreciate it. more…