tdrury’s seven hundred and seventy comments

  • Re: The Thursday Sessions : The Cobblestone Pub

    They gave me and my friend a copy when we sat in on a Tuesday night a couple weeks ago. Good stuff. more…

  • Re: How many instruments

    Seems that usually people who ask this question aren't musicians and thus aren't aware of the difficulties the question presents. more…

  • Re: Shoulder rest or no shoulder rest

    Couple threads on that violinist.com site mention players who use padding under their clothing. Some names mentioned above. They also specifically mentioned several first-rate players who do use rests. more…

  • Re: How do I say this…

    I, for one, would much rather read a thesis than write one. more…

  • Re: How to make this sound on my fiddle (part 2)

    Alex, I would keep practicing until you can do it either way, it it were me. Actually it is me, and I’m not there yet, but hopefully will be soon. more…

  • Re: Does a session need a leader?

    “...it’s often up to the anchor to confront potential problem players or punters”. This, for me, is a primary function of the “anchor”. Inclusiveness is a virtue up to a point, but if there’s nobody whose job it is to ask the loud guitarist ... more…

  • Re: FAKE IT!

    Most typically, a tune in a fake book will have melody line and chords. more…

  • Re: Fake Books

    There is one fiddle player we know who, when she turns up (very occasionally), she always has her ipad with the tunes on it. She is mocked mercilessly as soon as she has left. more…

  • Re: The Sound of Silence

    Ailin is entitled to his opinion, and I don’t often disagree with him, but I would question the validity of the statement “you need the pub more than the pub needs you”. Every situation is different for sure, but if our session took place in a venu... more…

  • Re: Scales?

    Sure thing. (un?)Fortunately, that is a topic I never tire of. more…