rdi’s twenty-two comments

  • Love this tune. I save the accidental for the last time through – it’s a nice way to end it. more…

  • Re: Electrifying playing

    Calls himself shreddemon. Certainly shredded the tune. more…

  • Re: CommandoTrad #4

    I think we need to do one in Toronto, possibly in conjunction with Doors Open and the Chris Langan weekend... more…

  • Re: getting beyond the skelton

    If you're playing against MP3s, you might want to invest in the Amazing Slow Downer (www.ronimusic.com) which lets you slow down and loop over sections of a tune. I find it helps me a lot. tradshark's observation about slow and smooth is right too, or so ... more…

  • Re: Do you ever play tunes to specifically annoy your significant other?

    My wife has the amazing (to me) ability to block out sound, though usually she's off to work by the time I start practicing. My cat, on the other hand, deploys all manner of cute murrs and meows to distract me from what I can only presume she thinks of as... more…

  • Re: itunes

    I like it. Kinda Cowboy Junkies-ish. Alas, not available in the iTMS for Canada. more…

  • Re: Music Purchase survey

    emusic.com is my main source of music these days. They have a pretty good catalog of smaller labels that aren't, or initially weren't, on iTunes. Rather than paying by the tune you pay a monthly rate for a number of downloads. Those don't roll over, so if... more…

  • Re: Good 4th finger exercise for fiddlers

    I've found playing scales, using the 4th finger in place of the open string, to be good for both building up strength in that finger and opening up the hand to get the right intonation. more…

  • Re: Evasive action & the tune hog maniac

    I know the THM. I've been in classes with him, and we've had similar problems. He's missing some basic social skills. more…

  • Re: CommandoTrad à Montréal

    Any Torontotonians up for a raid? The TTC, or perhaps the Eaton Centre? more…