DonaldK’s one thousand, one hundred and fifty-nine comments

  • Re: Tune ID. Possibly Swedish?

    It would be one of the dreaded "Hoi" tunes. One of them is here: more…

  • Re: ABC notation - swing

    It's called "metric modulation". Took me ages to find how to do it in Sibelius because, at the time, I didn't know what it was called. more…

  • Re: Can anyone put a name to this Breton An Dro?

    And it's a slightly more romantic name than "Kerfank 1870". more…

  • Re: Can anyone put a name to this Breton An Dro?

    It's also posted here: more…

  • Re: Last Sunday’s Fun

    I Like "The Ships are Sailing" interludes, but I think you need to get some scissors to those fiddle strings as they are drowning out your flute. more…

  • Re: IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    SteveT, I like to think that everyone can learn it (timing). The reality is that some, unfortunately, perhaps through lack of understanding or stubbornness, never manage to find it. They just never have that light bulb moment? Or are they genuinely incapa... more…

  • Re: IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    And if you find all this very easy try, against a steady but fairly slow two-count foot tap, slapping two against two, then three against two, four against two, five against two followed by six against two and then all the way back down to two against two... more…

  • Re: IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    Being able to play with accurate timing is an essential musical skill and, to do so, you need to be able to feel the timing (the beat). The majority of people do this by using their body in some way: foot, head and torso movements are the most common, dep... more…

  • Re: Playing Tunes on guitar - fretting every note or open strings…?

    I tend to avoid using the open B string for all but the shortest notes as I don't personally like the sound of that open string (doesn't matter which guitar I use - perhaps I hit it too hard). more…

  • Re: Da Slockit Light - Harmony

    "Different from the harmony we usually play in Scots Music Group: it has a rather creepy Bb in the second half of the tune, 2 bars from the end" more…