Anne Wilson’s nineteen comments

  • Re: Claustrophobia-like feeling when playing fiddle

    I hate shoulder rests in general, but in this case, I think Jim Dorans is right. Try what he says. If you're convinced that your bow is going up and down instead of side to side, you won't worry about hitting anyone and will fiddle in peace. Actually your... more…

  • Re: ID Tunes

    Just a observation, but that long E (which is really E flat) at the beginning seems to me to be the open string E (which he must have tuned down) both from the angle of the bow and from the open string ringy sound. more…

  • Re: ID Tunes

    I don’t know what key he’s playing in or if the violin has been tuned up or down (don’t have perfect pitch) but, as a violinist, that long note at the beginning is on his open E string. I can tell from the angle of the bow. more…

  • Re: Sean Maguire tuning

    Regardless of the actual pitch relative to concert pitch, he is playing in Bb (Bb fingering) and not Amaj fingering. more…

  • 5-string violin

    After reading some of the recent threads here on the 5-string violin, I was wondering what players thought of it. more…

  • Re: Troy’s Wedding. first setting https://thesession.org/tunes/2014

    To Jim Dorans, Thanks so much - your advice is so helpful! more…

  • Troy’s Wedding. first setting https://thesession.org/tunes/2014

    I was playing this tune, and I thought the 3rd part had an usual pattern. I was wondering if there was any "popular" way of playing it? I've tried a variety of bowings, and even though the rhythm is fine, it still seems as though something's not quite rig... more…

  • Re: Troy’s Wedding, First setting.

    I was playing this tune, and I thought the 3rd part had an usual pattern. I was wondering if there was any "popular" way of playing it? I've tried a variety of bowings, and even though the rhythm is fine, it still seems as though something's not quite rig... more…

  • Re: Trills as ornamentation

    Jim Dorans, I like the sound of that trill there. it's quite effective and takes you by surprise! Oh, and you have answered my original question. Thank you! more…

  • Trills as ornamentation

    I've been listening to jigs and reels on fiddle for a while now, and I'm thinking that some of the decoration/ornamentation in these tunes could be enhanced by substituting a trill in place of a roll (on occasion), or even on some of the long notes. more…