Stiamh’s one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four comments

  • Re: Perceived intonation

    @jamesa I wouldn't call what I do on fiddle as a concern or strong feeling for "just intonation". I just (haha) want to hear certain notes in certain tunes sound a certain way - mostly F#s and B naturals that are flat of equal temperament, and sometimes ... more…

  • Re: Perceived intonation

    Where is the flaw, you ask? Well I am fond of saying that the first and biggest mistake is God's, namely the fact that perfect octaves (frequency ratio 2:1) and perfect fifths (frequency ratio 3:2) are not compatible. This is known as Pythagoras' "comma" ... more…

  • Re: Common Fiddle Scales

    Harmonizing against a drone is a lot of fun but for learning intonation, I would advise caution. The intonation you will create when doing so might not work too well in most other circumstances. For example, if your drone is D, your ear may well tell you ... more…

  • Re: What’s the tune used in the bridge of "Barrels of Whiskey"?

    Hello Mark and a hundred thousand welcomes. It's this one: https://thesession.org/tunes/462 more…

  • Re: Writing variations in ABC

    OK, Mark, so, you've got the abc2midi player to interpret your score correctly. But it's a long way from what you were asking about in your OP and, I think, merely baffling for a human wanting to read the tune. As long as you're happy though... 🙂 more…

  • Re: Writing variations in ABC

    I'm using abcm2ps-18.4.7 - the rbmax command works correctly. more…

  • Re: Writing variations in ABC

    Richard, "instance" does not have the same meaning as "volta" or "fois". We use "time" for all instances of those words. I'll explain it all to you the next instance I meet you. 🙂 more…

  • Re: Writing variations in ABC

    @David50 I have just changed the code in EasyABC so that it now reads |:: at the beginning, and removed the repeat mark at the end of the 4 time ending. It still plays correctly. Thanks for pointing that out. more…

  • Re: Writing variations in ABC

    "volta" just means "time" in Italian - not time as in time passing or as in the time of day, but specifically as in the first time, the second time, the next time etc. A useful distinction that we don't have in English - the French do (la première fois e... more…

  • Re: Writing variations in ABC

    @DonaldK there was some discussion about ossia staves here, remember? https://thesession.org/discussions/43650 more…