dlkes’s forty-six comments

  • Re: Help a beginner learn some easy Irish tunes on his viola?

    My wife plays a viola in our local session. She just plays in a higher position. I play fiddle and her favourite joke to make to the crowd is that hers is bigger than mine. more…

  • Re: French Canadian Reels

    You can find quite a few here: more…

  • Re: Tunes in Beijing

    A young lady I work with is from there and says try Molly Malone's. They may have a session on Monday nights. more…

  • Re: ABC Navigator - Chords?

    ABC Explorer will do chords and is free: more…

  • Re: How many tunes?

    My touch pad is driving me nuts. I hadn't finished. more…

  • Re: How many tunes?

    I've been a jazz musician for about 50 years and I would say I probably don't know more than about 100 standards. I do, however, know every scale you'd care to think of. Most good jazz is improv so you really don't need to know any tunes. more…

  • Re: The horror that is sheet music

    Thank you lazyhound! Now, what was the name of that tune again? more…

  • Re: The horror that is sheet music

    Celtic makes a good point about how reading the music distracts from listening, but to become proficient at reading sheet music you have to learn to associate a tone with what you see on the page. In other words, you should be able to read the notes and h... more…

  • Re: The horror that is sheet music

    When I was about seven I learned to play by ear. I didn't start learning to read sheet music until I was much older, and primarily because the people I was playing with at the time could. I was a little intimidated by their ability. It was a struggle for... more…

  • Re: Even more ways to ruin a session

    I went up to Kincardine (Ontario - on the shore of Lake Huron) for a session at the local bar/restaraunt/gas station/grocery (they're all in one building - it's not a big place) about a year ago. The owner brought out his snare drum. How do you tell the o... more…