joe fidkid’s two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-five comments

  • Re: Wanted - Songs for sisters

    It ain't Irish trad, but it's a great song from the movie "White Christmas" more…

  • Re: Wanted - Songs for sisters

    How about Altan's "The Wind and Rain"? 8-) more…

  • Re: Long rolls on flute…am I hearing this wrong?

    There are snappier, more percussive long rolls where you hold on to the first note just a microsecond longer and then kind of unleash the articulations; and looser, notey-er long rolls where all the notes are more evenly timed. Which to use depends on per... more…

  • Re: low whistles

    Very roughly, a low D is approximately 2 feet/610mm. Different makes and models will vary. And to the point of Kenny's question, if you're talking about a low F or Bb or whatever, they will quite different. more…

  • Re: Tune names, thanks!

    You’re pretty amazing Kenny. more…

  • Re: (Banjo) Calluses on fingertips?

    I play a lot of fiddle, and I have thicker pads on the ends of my fingers. I don’t know if I’d call them calluses though. I had full-blown calluses when I was playing guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin (wait, that’s another thread). It might be the thick... more…

  • Re: How do you guys decide sets?

    It’s perfectly fine to play a set someone else has already recorded. It can be lame though if you’re too inflexible and give someone a hard time if they vary from an existing recorded set. more…

  • Re: If Only I Had a Womaneen

    "Is there any way of automatically letting the OP know what’s happening?" more…

  • Re: Rename the strike for consistency?

    Of course, Wesley. But I think what Robert is after is consistency and clarity for instructional purposes. An elusive if not completely chimerical goal for Irish trad. more…

  • Re: Rename the strike for consistency?

    If I understand correctly, Robert, you are requesting tradition-wide consistency when referring to playing techniques, and furthermore that these terms be universal for all instruments, or at least flute and fiddle. Dude, we can’t even agree on the name... more…