dg416’s five comments

  • Re: learning the Burke way

    BO, thanks, that helped. I can slow down the cd (which is In Concert btw) with Media Player, but sometimes that loses the feel of a song. And whirlwind jigs and reels are a little hard to puzzle out. more…

  • learning the Burke way

    Ok, I'm teaching myself irish fiddle (not the smartest thing to do--but alas, the cheapest) with a Kevin Burke cd as my teacher (I'm partial to Sligo style). I'm not a stranger to Irish music--I have the hammered dulcimer under my belt, although that's n... more…

  • Learning to read music???

    I have a question for anyone willing to answer: will learning to read sheet music hurt my playing? I play h. dulcimer and fiddle for folk Irish, and keyboard and guitar for rock/soft. I learned all of these by ear and have never been able to read music... more…

  • With a H D

    This tune is especially eerie-beautiful on the hammered dulcimer--I know, I know, most of you don't like the H D in sessions, but if this piece is played solo, the ringing makes the stray notes clash in a beautiful way. And I've also played this moderate... more…

  • help! what’s the difference between a ball or loop end e-string?

    I was just asked if I use a ball or loop end e-string on my fiddle, and I have no clue! I looked, and the end at the tailpiece is a small disk that's hollow in the center--is that a loop end? more…