glennP’s thirty-five comments

  • Re: Woe is me. College = classical violin.. BLAH.

    I just finished an undergrad in math and engineering and am currently doing a masters in wireless comm. I picked up traditional music in 2nd year of undergrad, and my love and dedication for music has only grown since then. more…

  • Re: disability being no disability- any one handed fiddlers?

    I recently read that Siobhan Peoples plays with the first two fingers. She still can use her fourth finger a little, but the 3rd finger doesn’t work at all. more…

  • Re: AE_AE

    If you want a darker, more resonant sound I think GDGD is a wonderful tuning and is intervallically (is that a word?) equivalent to the brighter AEAE. more…

  • A Calvin Vollrath Tune

    Calvin Vollrath is a virtuoso Canadian fiddler and composed this tune. I guess that makes this a Canadian fiddle tune. It is on his cd, “Bonjour, comment ça va”. more…

  • Re: AE_AE

    and yes the G on the raised D string (low E string) will now be where F used to be. more…

  • Re: AE_AE

    I know it is used occasionally in Cape Breton tunes. However, it is extremely common for Appalachian tunes. Any tune in Amajor, or Amodal will likely be in this tuning. more…

  • Re: Guitar Flatpicked Tunes

    Maybe some of the DADGAD players could chime in here a bit: My initial experience with this tuning for both melody and backing tells me that it really only works for D and D minor/dorian tunes. more…

  • Re: Guitar Flatpicked Tunes

    Chris Newman does the guitar work on Brendan Power’s, “New Irish Harmonica” record. Although, Brendan is the real star of the album, Chris does double him on some of the melodies. more…

  • Re: Guitar Flatpicked Tunes

    quite=quiet more…

  • Re: Guitar Flatpicked Tunes

    I use Drop D for flatpicking because it allows better access to the high B which crops of a lot in tunes. I still like DADGAD for rhythm work, but must admit I don’t really use it in sessions for a couple reasons. more…