AOG’s forty-eight comments

  • Saratoga in F

    Here's a version in F that I culled from a collection I got from a fellow in England. The file is labelled pidgeon.abc and the attribution is to a Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 118 more…

  • Re: Drive and more …

    Since Chris mentioned me by name and I took lessons from him for two years and play in a session with him most Sundays, I thought I'd offer my perspective on the discussion. It seems to have begun with a conversation about drive (lilt, lift, oomf, whateve... more…

  • Re: Sheet Music

    I have found that a combination of ABCmus and ABC2win gives a good range of options for dealing with tunes. Neither does songs very well, but for $30.00 dollars you get excellent review, playback and library functions (search, etc) with ABCmus and excelle... more…

  • Re: Fiddlersgreen

    For St. Patrick's Day do like the Irish do, go to church. As a home brewer and avid beer drinker, as opposed to the yuppie haute-brew poser snobs, I know of no brewed beverage from soy sauce to ginger ale that is green and any that are presented that way ... more…

  • Re: ABC tune tempo

    Part of the problem of tempos lies in what unit the program uses as a basis. Some require a specified unit,some use the default note length. I playback tunes with ABCMus and it seems to half the nominal measure for the tempo: 1/2note for reels and hornpip... more…

  • Re: Henrik Norbeck’s Copyright

    This copyright thing is giving me a .... let's say headache, to be polite. The word Traditional derives from the Latin "tradere" which means to give or, more exactly, to hand over. Something that is proprietary and must be bought and sold can not, by def... more…

  • Re: instrument for the unfit

    Try the nose flute. One hand, no fingering, its as easy as singing and you don't have to remember the words plus nobody's going to borrow it at a session. more…

  • Re: Slow airs and sessions.

    As "The Guy Who Plays Airs" in our local sessions I have to agree with many of the comments in this thread particularly Longnote and PP. I don't sing sean-nos or speak Gaelic, but I attempt to imitate the essence of those things from having heard both ove... more…

  • Re: musical distinctions?

    Dave, Dave . . . .wake up! I think they're gone. more…

  • Re: How’re they ever going to make it stick?

    Won't it be just great when it can be said we all died of nothing in particular. My guess is the main cause at that point will either be boredom or suicide. more…