Rob’s one hundred and seventy-four comments

  • Re: Interesting session experience

    Do you have no restrictions about gatherings where you live? In the uk, even outside, sessions would be limited to a family group! more…

  • Re: Never Was Piping So Gay

    Funny thing: we reprised the original discussion at a session last night in Newcastle. A couple of people started the slower 'Paddy Fahy' version (after Martin Hayes style) when my friend said that's an Ed Reavey tune and ripped into it at 90 miles an hou... more…

  • Re: Guitar Accompaniment for fiddle tunes

    Or try an app like Tempo Slow which will play any track you have recorded at a speed you choose. more…

  • Re: How do I teach a guitar player to play a tune with me?

    Teach them the actual tunes so they can go home and work out the chords. If they know the tune well enough, even if they couldn't play it at full speed, it's easier to work out suitable chords. That way they wouldn't wreck what you were doing or clash wit... more…

  • Re: Looking for banjo parts

    Google Sully's website. He's based in Macclesfield and does lots of spares. more…

  • Re: Mandolin vs Octave Mandolin

    No one can really advise and I expect your answer will come down to personal preference, not logic. I've played banjo and OM for years but have gravitated to mandolin and guitar. Guitar I will use for playing tunes ( if its not too large a session ) or ch... more…

  • Re: App with TheSession offline?

    Go to the front page of The Session on your iPhone/iPod Touch, tap the "share" icon at the bottom of the Safari screen, and select "add to home screen": more…

  • Re: Joe Derranes

    Blackthorn stick is in F so I wonder if he has a capo on the 3rd fret to play in D and F# min respectively? The recording just doesn't have the sound of F and Amin. more…

  • Re: Joe Derranes

    Cheers thanks folks, that's brilliant. more…

  • Re: Playing with a pic with 3 fingers (Banjo, or otherwise)

    I've always used the '3 finger' grip on banjo, guitar or mandolin and never had a problem with it. I also prefer a wedge shaped plectrum which I find smoother for triplets. I don't like the feeling that the pick is going to fly across the room with just t... more…