Lurcherjohn’s one hundred and ninety-four comments

  • Re: App to create a set

    Have a look at the Craic app. It has lots of tunes loaded but you can easily add more from here and other sites. You can vary speed and “instrument” of the play back. You can add tunes from the list to make a set which you can play back and save. It w... more…

  • Re: Tuning harmonicas

    Steve, I'm with you on this, see my first sentence - "My best harmonicas come from Antony Dannecker and Brendan Power but if you want to try a less expensive one have a look at Seydel." As Christy says you get what you pay for. more…

  • Re: Tuning harmonicas

    My best harmonicas come from Antony Dannecker and Brendan Power but if you want to try a less expensive one have a look at Seydel. They do Paddy tuning in A,C,D and G and will be under £50. I have a low D and an A, both Paddy tuned and are fine. more…

  • Re: Age factor and learning

    Lots of good advice given, here is my contribution. more…

  • Re: Irish Tenor Banjo Web Site

    Google found these: more…

  • Re: Band in a Box

    I used BIAB some time ago and found that by the time you've sorted out the track and tested it you've learnt the tune anyway but have spent a fair bit of time on the computer. That time would have been better used just playing the tune. more…

  • Re: Who inspired you, upon hearing them, to take up this diddly stuff?

    Summer 04, hearing Brendan Power at the Broadstairs Folk Festival playing with a young chap called Tim Edey on guitar. They were under a gazebo by a pub on the front and it poured with rain, we got soaked but it was magic. I found a weekly session to visi... more…

  • Re: A couple of questions about harmonicas in Irish Music

    With Paddy tuning the third hole blow is raised by a tone. So with the G harmonica the D is raised to an E. There is still the D on the draw hole 2 so you've gained a useful note for melody and the relative minor chord, E minor, for accompaniment. I find ... more…

  • Re: Music Notation Software: Sibelius or Finale?

    Have a look at Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant. They are less expensive and you can try them with no time limit, but saving disabled and printing limited to a page. I've used the cheaper Melody for years and it's fine for ITM, Harmony would seem mor... more…

  • Re: Red Note

    Must be just a quirk, clef sign, key sig, time and repeat bars all do this as well. more…