Mark M ’s three thousand, three hundred and forty-six comments

  • Re: How many instruments?

    It definitely is a thing with guitarists. My theory is that they always hope that a new guitar will instantly make them sound better without all the hassle of practicing. more…

  • Re: What is the maximum amount of parts a tune can have?

    It probably depends on what you call a 'part'. Many tunes appear on paper as having many parts, but when you play them you realize they only have two parts, and multiple variations. more…

  • Re: Decent starter PA for trad group

    Mick, I don't know of any 'in a box' PA systems with more than 8 ins, I think in that situation you will need to use a separate mixer. more…

  • Re: "Hand Washing" and musical instruments…

    Warchal, the string manufacturers did some research on this and recommend that you don't ever use alcohol (or any other solvent) on wound strings. What happens is that the alcohol dissolves the rosin, then seeps between the windings into the core of the s... more…

  • Re: Decent starter PA for trad group

    You don't normally need subwoofers for this sort of music. more…

  • Re: The Athole Collection

    Some great tunes. Unfortunately the modern transcription omits the figured bass lines and a lot of bowing marks and other valuable information from the original. more…

  • Re: Hi fiddlers: what bow hold do you use?

    As to the role of the little finger. it is essential for controlling bow pressure and lifting the bow off the strings. If you can lift the bow without using your pinkie then you are holding it too tightly, and probably have a locked thumb. more…

  • Re: Hi fiddlers: what bow hold do you use?

    I'm not sure where you get the idea that the little finger plays no role in the Russian hold? The difference between the two is only in the positioning of the index finger. more…

  • Re: Spotify query - Anne Foxe by Josephine Marsh

    It's all about copyright. It means that the track has only been licensed to Spotify for distribution in certain countries, unfortunately not including whatever country you are in. more…

  • Re: Allergic to nickel

    The wooden block need not be a problem. You can get brush plating kits for both silver and gold. They have an electrode with a foam pad which you soak in plating solution and then just rub it on, no need to immerse the object. I use the system quite a lot... more…