Milo Lear’s ten comments

  • Re: Interesting session experience

    I wonder if outdoor sessions could, in theory, be carried out in a way that is safe right now? more…

  • Re: Technical work? (Fiddlers, mostly)

    I'm pretty obsessed with intonation, I feel like there is a world of difference between "99% in tune" and "100% in tune", and that last 1% takes a bit of work. Irish music is easier to get in tune because it's almost always in 1st position-- but you're a... more…

  • Re: ITM, classical arrangements

    I guess there's some uncertainty about who wrote the song, and whether it's Irish or English, but here's "Lillibullero": more…

  • Re: Virtual session for the tech savvy posters

    The Jamlink looks really interesting, but I'm skeptical of the idea that the latency is "low enough not to matter", as their marketing copy suggests. What I'm reading is that the latency can get down to 6 or 7 ms (if you have two people with fast Interne... more…

  • Re: Why Irish Music?

    I'm only in it for the money more…

  • Re: Strathspeys?

    Re: Dr. Lamb's video, I think I agree with Calum. I lost patience with the video at about 2:42, after he contrasted the two sections and said they were the same because they both had "pointed" rather than "round" rhythms. Maybe the video gets better aft... more…

  • Re: I have always wanted to know…

    @CreadurMawn: is it really true that there is nothing in the "English traditional repertoire" older than 1600? What about "Sumer is Icumen In" (mid-1200s)? "Boar's Head Carol" (1400s?) more…

  • Re: How happy are you with your own playing?

    Happy yes, satisfied no. more…

  • Re: Dancing and playing simultaneously

    Here's a very short video of Natalie McMaster fiddling and dancing, with Thomas Dolby for an accompanist. If you want to skip straight to the fiddling, it starts at 4:00. more…

  • Re: Recommendations for Irish fiddle music books

    If you don't mind another non-book-oriented suggestion... I really think the Amazing SlowDowner app is great, for students of any level. (It was recommended to me by a well-known fiddle player). It sort of combines the advantages of learning by ear with... more…