JoshPโ€™s eight comments

  • Not-the-same spots vs ear conversation

    First, my disclaimer: I realize spots vs ear is a contentious subject, and that the overall consensus (at least with ITM) is that you should try learning by ear and with a teacher. If no teacher, there are CDs, MP3s, YouTube, etc. Find ways to slow down t... more…

  • Re: Beginner concertina, ornamentation question.

    Lots of great suggestions! Thanks, all, for sharing links and other instructions. ๐Ÿ™‚ more…

  • Re: Concertina’s place in ITM

    @Conical, that makes a lot of sense. And that was my initial impression as well. Could be, but hardly is. Pitch range makes a lot of sense for why you won't see it often. And any highly skilled player of any instrument can do a wide variety of interesting... more…

  • Re: Concertina’s place in ITM

    bigsciota. I'm not convinced bluegrass is a fair comparison. For most bluegrass players, it's not bluegrass unless it's a strings-only band. Whether tuba, harmonica, or piano, they'd never consider these instruments to be any part of bluegrass, played wel... more…

  • Concertina’s place in ITM

    I have to say that it's quite possible that I'm not well-enough acquainted with the concertina yet, and I need to have my mind expanded. more…

  • Beginner concertina, ornamentation question.

    Because instruments can be wildly different one to another, I figure there's ornamentation that might be easier to play on some instruments (making it more effectively played and sounds better) that might not be as easily played on other instruments (soun... more…

  • Re: Tunes you hear all the time, and tunes you wish you heard more often.

    Thanks all for the replies, I've enjoyed reading them! You all have some good points, and offer up some good music to add to my playlist. ๐Ÿ™‚ more…

  • Tunes you hear all the time, and tunes you wish you heard more often.

    Hi all. This is my first post, other than my bio. I've lurked for a long time even before joining TS. I love this place and thanks devs and admin for providing such a really nice site to come and learn a thing or two about Irish Trad. more…