scottythefiddler’s one hundred and sixty-eight comments

  • Re: beginning fiddle tunes for a 8 year old

    Bob, you can go to http://www.practicestudio.ca/beginners.html more…

  • Re: Copyright

    File sharing is not illegal in Canada as far as our courts are concerned. more…

  • Re: That * AHA* Moment!!

    Hi Allen....the AHA moment may be different for everybody, but if it is any help, for me it was when I realized that I would enjoy playing even more if I quit trying to sound like someone else, and started trying to sound like me. I realized that I had ... more…

  • Re: Parasite

    Well Micheal....you sure totalled this discussion.....what is your problem anyway? more…

  • Re: Henrik Norbeck’s Copyright

    Here is where I depart from Rene DesCartes existentialism.... I think that YOU are Descartes' evil demon, and that you are deceiving us.... :-) more…

  • Let me correct myself!!!

    I was wrong about the first two lines of Campbells are Coming, and Miss McLeod's Reel!! My goodness, I wasn't kidding when I said that I was wrong more often than I would like!!! more…

  • Re: tune histoy

    Sorry, Pied Piper, but I don't hear any connection between the Campbells Are Coming to Miss McLeod's Reel. Harmonically, they are quite different. The first line of C are C ends on the V chord, and M McL's ends on the I chord. The second lines reverse... more…

  • Re: bow holds

    Hi, Lees. I think that you will eventually find that the thumb on the bottom of the frog gives you more power, but less subtlety/control, especially when playing in the bottom half of the bow. more…

  • Re: Stage fright

    The key is to realize that performing is rather like feeding the Christians to the lions....except that you are the lion! more…

  • Re: Techniques for learning new Tunes

    I guess that we are all different, or at least learn differently. If someone shows me a tune, I can have it in an hour, but I still have to play it several times a day to get the tune to "stick" in the long term. If I learn it by notation, it takes me ... more…