tdrury’s seven hundred and seventy-three comments

  • Re: Penny Whistles

    Do be sure to get a D whistle if you intend to play with others at any point. (That refers to the key of the whistle and not what it's made of.) more…

  • Re: If Invited to Start a Set in a Strange Session…

    Last time I was in Ireland it seemed that they were having me start sets so that we could all play together. In any case, I knew only a small fraction of their tunes but they knew all of mine. And after an hour of this I was making no effort to try to s... more…

  • Re: Not playing an instrument for a year?

    I played violin, mostly classically, from age 6 to 21 when it was stolen. Around that time I began listening to ITM, but I didn’t do anything with it, other than fool around with a piano accordion, until the year I turned 34 when I acquired a fiddle ag... more…

  • 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…