DonaldK’s one thousand and forty-three comments

  • Re: Hector the Hero - piano music

    Gobby, a chord inversion is where the lowest note of the chord is not the root. So, for example a G major chord, which is made up of the notes G, B and D, is a first inversion if B is the lowest and a second inversion if D is the lowest. (To confuse thing... more…

  • The Lounge Bar, X:3

    This is roughly how The Lounge Bar is played in the YouTube linked to above. As Trish mentions, a bit more syncopated than in the other settings. more…

  • Re: The Lounge Bar

    This beautiful tune should, I think, be played with a dotted feel and not too fast. Ross Couper and Tom Oakes take it in the mid 90s bpm. more…

  • Re: Open C tuning

    Dougie Maclean uses open C a lot. And, dickt2, he used/uses it on Caledonia. You can get a pretty good approximation, though, of open C voicings for Caledonia using EADGCE - just move the chord shapes on the 4th and 5th strings down two frets. more…

  • Re: Donna’s

    Not standard practice here, hone, to put bar lines at the beginning of lines (except for repeats), so I would have to say your layout is not an improvement. The layout by nicholas is the standard. more…

  • Re: The Modest Fiddler

    Learnt this from Jenna Reid back in 2008. She definitely played it swung like a hornpipe. more…

  • Re: Challenge Values: The Significance of Intellectual Courage.

    A lot of us here, Jerone, are too old to remember our musical journeys of discovery so, for me anyway, your thoughts and observations are always of interest and, in my case, can make me look afresh at things that I might have just taken for granted as "ay... more…

  • Re: Challenge Values: The Significance of Intellectual Courage.

    "There’s a nice zen saying: more…

  • Re: Where are all the B minor tunes?

    That's about 3% of what we commonly play, so it's not a lot. more…

  • Re: Where are all the B minor tunes?

    Ok, none of these are Irish, the majority coming from GHB sources, but we play the following Bm tunes: more…