bigpalooka’s eighteen comments

  • Re: Concerting vinyl LP’s into CD’s

    I don't have any fancy setup for transferring from LP to PC. I take the headphone jack out of the stereo to the microphone input of the pc. more…

  • Re: Jordi Savall & “Celtic Viol”

    I saw Savall live at the Boston Early Music Festival in June. He played selections from his celtic albums on the viola da gamba (in the traditional manner - upright on his knee) accompanied by a wonderful lute player on early guitar and lute. I thought ... more…

  • Re: my heart is full of cheer cause my belly’s full of porter

    Also, what's not so easy is having the time to make it happen. more…

  • Re: Reel Space Online Courses

    not "encumbered by my dots" . How about "having so far had the great pleasure of learning from standard notation" more…

  • Re: How much is reasonable to charge for Tunepal on the iPhone?

    If I had an iPhone, I'd pay $10 for the gee-whiz factor alone. I didn't know about Tunepal until now and to see this done on a phone is remarkable. I hope this pays for your PhD. more…

  • Re: By Heart

    Our anti-dots friends seem to think that those of us who use dots to learn a tune stay there on the bare bones. There may be some, but that's pretty far from the truth in most cases. Once I learn the bare bones from dots, it's easier for me to hear wher... more…

  • Re: NYC Tenor banjo needs tune-up

    Matt Umanov on Bleecker Street can do it too. more…

  • Re: Flute and whistle drawings.

    Peter Noy, maker of Irish and baroque flutes, also lives in Seattle. more…

  • Re: When you treat People as Gan Ainms…

    A few years ago my wife came to visit me in my office. Conveniently, all 13 of my officemates who I had been working with for about 5 years were in the conference room having lunch. I bravely decided to introduce her to them. I made it through 9 before... more…

  • Re: Just curious.

    Maybe you all haven't convinced Fiddlechick, but your arguments have had some impact on me. I'm going to try learning by ear after years of baroque from sheet music and a couple of years of ITM by the dots. I'll let you know how it goes. more…