David Coultrup’s seven comments

  • Re: Billy In The Lowground

    Thanks for the posting. I really love double C tuning. Since the 1960's, I played open G along with a few other tuning, but for the past several years I rarely leave double C. I'm going to learn Billy in that tuning. more…

  • Re: Down In The Willow Garden

    This tune has been recorded with lyrics many times in America. It seems it was a well-known song from the late 1800s and found throughout Applachia. Flatt and Scruggs recorded a version along with The New Lost City Ramblers. more…

  • Re: How to improve brash fiddle sound

    Also, the feet of the bridge need to be correctly matched to the belly to create the best tone. more…

  • Re: How to improve brash fiddle sound

    The weight/ overall size of the bridge makes s difference. Thinner equals a brighter tone, but aiming for brightness can lead to brashness. So, a thicker bridge will result in a mellower tone, but mellowness can lead to a dull tone. The quality of the wo... more…

  • Re: ABC software compatible with Catalina on Mac

    The Tunebook app from JH Labs works. It's basic, that is, no bells and whistles. It is at: more…

  • Re: Learning the Concertina - Online "Self-tuition"

    I have had success using OAIM. The way each tune is taught is quite helpfull. The teaching section is slow with pointers about grace notes, etc. Because it's online, you can go back over any part at any time. Each tune can be downloaded, along with a pri... more…

  • Re: Banjo head help

    I have played the five string banjo for decades. I like traditional music and try to avoid the intensely bright bluegrass sound. To get the sound I want, I stuff something soft in the back of the banjo between the center rod and the head. How much stuffin... more…