humblebum’s twenty-five comments

  • Re: Should I get a Clarke Sweetone? (beginner)

    I love my Sweetone too. I don't know about the Meg, but the Sweetone has a great tone - quite distinctive I think. In fairness though, I like it as one option amongst several in my pile of whistles - there are other whistles that might be better "all roun... more…

  • Actually, another thing I've realised about Flook is that they seem to throw a couple of quite traditional tracks with odd time signatures onto each of the albums they've done. Which is probably a good way of drip feeding such stuff into people's consciou... more…

  • I am an Ulsterman actually! Hadn't noticed the question/order thing - I guess I'm not likely to though. I gather New Zealanders have a similar thing going on, where they go up at the end of their sentences? (whilst eating their fush and chups, of course..... more…

  • A very good folkie worship cd from friends of the Northumbria Community. Their version of Kyrie Eleison is a favourite of mine. The cd is currently available as a 3 cd boxset with the other "Celtic Roots & Rhythms" recordings. more…

  • Ok, fair enough. more…

  • (sorry cross-posted: my previous reply was to Dow...) more…

  • ... yeah ok, you have a point - I may have been a little too defensive there. There's a good case for C# phyrgian in there. more…

  • "that is obviously inexact; there is no g# in the 1st part (for the simple reason there is no g at all in this part" more…

  • Yup that looks ok, swisspiper. Transposed like that, it's in B phrygian dominant (because of the D#). more…

  • Ah - Someone who knows stuff (that they didn't learn out of Wikipedia)! I bow to your superior knowledge of unusual modes, sir... more…