Stiamh’s one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-two comments

  • Re: Kevin Burke book “The Solo Albums”

    Yes. BTW it comes with a small device that you affix to the tip of your bow. When you try to execute an up-bow that is not indicated in the score, it will force the bow down. more…

  • Re: Berceuse Pour Hannah /Lullaby For Hannah

    I've corrected the spelling of the name in the title for you. It may be pronounced "Anna" by Québécois musicians such as André Brunet, but the name of the young girl to whom the piece was dedicated is "Hannah". And the tune was composed jointly by Réj... more…

  • Re: Printing full sheet music

    «Does anyone know of a reasonably inexpensive software that can read ABC notation and generate treble cleft with melody and bass cleft and appropriate notes from chord names imbedded in the ABC file.» more…

  • Re: How to play whistle in tune?

    «My friend plays a cheapie whistle and he wraps a bit of cardstock paper around the bottom of the whistle and attaches it with a rubber band and then he lengthens/shortens the whistle that way.» more…

  • Re: Lost and found

    I often wonder what kind of head you need to have to leave a priceless violin on a train. Yer man's not the first. Thirty years ago a Swedish fiddler I knew in London, also a concert violinist, told me that he had got off a train leaving his valuable 18th... more…

  • Re: How to play whistle in tune?

    Don't expect a whistle to be in tune with an electronic tuner. Assuming your whistle is a regular cheapie and not defective, my advice would be to adjust the head so that the first octave G is in tune with the tuner, blowing as strongly or as softly as yo... more…

  • Re: When to use 2 voice vs. 3 voice

    Your choice, Steve: no guidelines except for your own taste and the feelings of your fellow musicians. I would use MM for playing in sessions because I want to blend with fiddles and flutes and I think players of those instruments appreciate the absence o... more…

  • Re: Recording Devices For Sessions

    I had a Roland Edirol for ages and was meaning to upgrade to the R-05 model when they discontinued it (this is always happening to me) and brought out the R-07. I didn't want all the wireless capabilities of the R-07 so I hunted around for an R-05 and fou... more…

  • Re: Recent Irish banjo CD recommendations?

    Not terribly recent, but not terribly well known, and just nice: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/botzercavanagh more…

  • Re: What Does A 10-Banjo Session Sound Like? - Help With Tune Names.

    «You folks can decide if it should banned and deemed an "awful earworm".» more…