chrisgagnemusician’s thirty comments

  • McCracken's...posted by McCracken...did you "write" this? more…

  • Re: Cross Fingering on Whistle

    Thank you everyone! This helped a lot. more…

  • Re: Tips on learning a second instrument

    I have ended up spending so much money on instruments that I can't play in public. It ended up that I now have a fiddle, couple of whistles, guitar, flute, yadda, yadda, yadda, and a string bass. The only two of those I can play well enough to perform w... more…

  • Re: Fiddle for child

    I would definitely reccomend renting until she at least is ready for a 3/4. I remember I started with a half-size rental at age 8, and my parents bought me a fiddle three years later. more…

  • Cross Fingering on Whistle

    I'm primarily a fiddler, but also am learning tin whistle. I keep hearing about using cross fingerings instead of half-holing, but the only one that I can find that works is 0xx 000 for C nat. Are there any others that I can use? more…

  • Re: Has the Tune Section become too overblown to be useful?

    I like having the tunes available because sometimes I hear a tune that I really liked at a session but couldn't learn because the fiddler was too fast more…

  • Re: Has the Tune Section become too overblown to be useful?

    I don't know if jeremy could do this, but what if a tag was added to a tune when a certain percentage of member have added it to their tunebook? Or even better, add a variable where you can put where you have heard the tune played in a session. more…

  • Re: My first session

    My first session was last Fall, and it was terrifying. I only knew about ten tunes, and couldn't do any ornamentation at all, except for a few trebles in a waltz. I am still befuddled by how everyone else managed to play along, even when they didn't kno... more…

  • Re: Is it worth learning more than 1 instrument at a time?

    I'm learning several instruments (fiddle/violin, whistle, ocarina, guitar, uillean pipes, piano, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, flute, trumpet, and others) and I'm only two years older than you, but I waited to get the hang of one before I added the next. ... more…

  • Isn't this a slow jig? more…