Opisthokont’s five comments

  • The Mist On The Mountain, X:9

    I first heard this tune as sung a capella by the Woods Tea Company; it's on their "Journey Home" album: more…

  • The Foggy Dew, X:6

    This is how I learned this tune, more or less. I was taught it by a harp player, whose version of the A part corresponds to the first line; I have also kept the B part pretty much the same as what I was taught (the only exception being the drop to D at t... more…

  • Re: Pachelbel’s Frolics

    I heard this played at my local session last night, by 6-8 (if not more) enthusiastic players. I'm not sure how many of them were playing the same part at the same time (all were in sync with the chord progression, though); I couldn't quite tell if they ... more…

  • Re: The Dolphin

    This tune is listed as being in G major, but the only Cs in it are C#s. So that makes it a tune in lydian mode! I point this out only because it's the first tune I've seen here (or anywhere, though I'm not experienced enough for that to count for much) ... more…

  • Re: Fun Instruments….. for the less mature "older" player.

    I'd recommend the ukulele. When picked, it can do a half-decent harp impersonation, and when strummed, it can get a "chop" not unlike the mando in effect. Of course, it's a quiet instrument, but if you're recording, or playing with a mic, it could fit t... more…