Bazza’s nine hundred and thirty-seven comments

  • Re: video/ audio editing issues part 2

    I’ve found on close-miked flute recordings that breath intake can sound intrusive, which may be a similar annoyance to the audio issues you mention, HC. What I’ve done is expand the image of the signal on the screen (I use Cubase) to identify the precise… more…

  • Re: Have you noticed how ‘musicianship’ is used?

    Maybe it’s one of those terms that evaporates when you try to define it too closely, and that can mean different things to different people. For me, it’s not the same as musical proficiency - that is, technical skill in playing an instrument (though that… more…

  • Re: Out Of The Ashes

    Something amiss with bars 7 & 8 of the first part of X:1 as written, I think. It looks as though the notes have been expanded, and this should be only one bar. Unless it’s meant to be like that to confuse the dancers. more…

  • Re: Going slow to go fast

    “Lots of musicians try to stick with it long past the point where they are playing tidily”. Are you sure it’s the musicians who do this, gbyrne? I find it’s mostly the others. more…

  • Re: Quebec reel on early Boys of the Lough album?

    Don’t know if it’s the one you mean, but there’s a tune called ‘Reel des nouveaux mariés’ at http://www.rudemex.co.uk/library/Alphabetical/Reel%20des%20nouveaux%20mari%C3%A9s.pdf more…

  • Re: Irish Music Boardgame

    Whenever I’ve heard The Home Ruler (https://thesession.org/tunes/310) it’s always been followed by Kitty’s Wedding (https://thesession.org/tunes/869). It may be just a convention, but it seems to be pretty consistently observed. more…

  • The Zakynthos, X:9

    Here’s a setting with some chord suggestions. No claims to any sort of authenticity, but I think they sort of work. more…

  • Re: Hornpipes

    The convention probably varies across different sessions, but at those I go to three times through a tune wouldn’t be unusual. Maybe only twice if it’s a slow tune / long set / unknown tune. Maybe four times if it’s a single tune on its own, or one that… more…

  • Re: The Devil’s Polska

    If you watch a Swedish musician playing a polska (many examples on YouTube) they are likely to be tapping a foot on beats one and three of each bar. I did this while playing the Audio of X:1 (slowed down a bit) and the pulse of the tune falls into place.… more…

  • Re: Modal discrepancies

    John Hill - as y0u suggested, I tried thinking of it that way, but I’m afraid I still have no idea what you mean with that explanation. Can you rephrase so a duffer like me can follow your line of thought? more…