Pete D’s one hundred and ninety-six comments

  • Re: Can anyone ID this (bagpipe??) tune??

    I did enjoy the vidio! Especially the regional cliches. It was, however, particularly interesting to see the McAfro...never saw one before (please forgive...I am from NYC afterall). more…

  • Re: Tony Dixon Flute/whistle

    Stay with the Waltons. At 1st the Dixon has a nice sound...but that sound quickly evaporates. You will find yourself back with the old fine tin fellow. more…

  • Re: Upload - Séamus Ennis

    Excellent. more…

  • Too Fast, No Heart

    I've heard it said many times before on this site that people often play too quick and or don't grasp the rhythm/beauty/concept of the tune (it’s little difficult to paraphrase). more…

  • Re: The compulsion to join in with a tune.

    tis true....but doesn't address the point. more…

  • Re: The compulsion to join in with a tune.

    Rick, more…

  • Re: Xaphoon-ish whistle?

    "I wanted to buy one and now that I see the fingering chart I'm disappointed, mainly because you have to use the little finger of your left hand. Why? Why couldn't they have made it like a whistle??" more…

  • Re: The Truth About ITM

    I feel like the styles of music that Wynton is familiar with, and his great knowledge of them, those stylings being much more organized through notation, general recognition and discussion, allow him to make such bold and true statements. more…

  • Polkas

    With regards to ITM and specifically ITM polkas, is a 'back beat', or 'up note' typically emphasized? Or is the polka played straight 1/8th notes. How’s about a ‘humpty dumpty’ feel? Any examples? more…

  • Danny Boy

    How's about this version? more…