artisanchipcrusher’s thirty-eight comments

  • Re: Perceived intonation

    @DonaldK - have you tried the "sweetened tuning" as pioneered by James Taylor? It involves detuning all 6 strings by a few cents, a different amount for each string. It seems not only to correct (or at least improve) the issue of thirds on the B and G, bu... more…

  • Re: Slowing down the audio?

    I think there's something to be said for learning a tune from the basic sheet music or MIDI file as opposed to from a video of a performance. Sometimes you just want to go "bare bones" into a tune in order to add your own style of feel and ornamentation, ... more…

  • Re: Men privileged over women in Irish traditional music says a study

    A huge part of the problem in tackling any issue of prejudice from a dominant group is that a large number of people in that group simply don't want to think about the problems more vulnerable people face. And they tend not to want to consider words like ... more…

  • Re: Men privileged over women in Irish traditional music says a study

    I doubt whether this is specific to Irish trad music. I've seen similar discussions in the communities of genres wildly different to trad or folk. You hear the same kind of thing in the electronic music scene - discussions on why most dance music producer... more…

  • Re: Decent guitar tab tune collections?

    Re: DADEAE. I recently stumbled upon the tuning after finding out that Dick Gaughan used it in his version of "Farewell To Whisky" with the Boys of the Lough. I've always used DADGAD as my go-to alt tuning, but was curious. I immediately took to it and ha... more…

  • Re: Karafolkie

    Yes I was very impressed by the quality, both of the recording and of her playing. Seems like a pretty good practice tool. I think musicians of other genres are spoiled with the number of backing/practice tracks floating around. If you're looking to blow ... more…

  • Karafolkie

    Anyone used it? https://karafolkie.com/ more…

  • Re: Wolf notes on your fiddle

    Do you play them in a variety of environments or do you generally play them all in the same room? Just wondered because sometimes the specific "mode" of a room (i.e. the resonances which built up at certain frequencies due to the shape/construction of the... more…

  • Re: ‘Trimming the fat’ from a CD

    Re: reducing the breath sounds in a recording. more…

  • Re: Tips on the best settings for setting up audacity for recording my playing?

    Yes I really prefer the overall sound of folk music recorded in the 70's and early 80's than in later years. I often cringe at the level of fake reverb in 90's albums - and while today's productions are incredibly vivid and immersive, many have fallen vic... more…