fife’s thirty-two comments

  • Re: Whistling rufus

    Here in lies the problem. It would appear that one can only post ABCs to this site, to be transcribed later by someone at the site. I have the notes in both the Key of G, and the Key of D, but don't necessarily have the time or desire to transcribe it int... more…

  • Re: Whistling rufus

    I can post the notes once I figure out how. more…

  • Re: FS Fife,case and Tunebook $90 + $10 shipping

    Should anyone be curious, $100 for a Model F is a fair price. They're about a buck and a quarter new. more…

  • Re: Playing Simple

    I'v always told my students. It is not hard to play a hard piece poorly. Now take a simple tune and play it with feeling... That requires musicianship. more…

  • Re: End caps and silver rings for Irish flutes

    Yes. Your best bet would be to ask whom ever made the flute. There are standard sizes, but you can't assume anything. more…

  • Re: Gibsons and Martins?

    Your low end (Affordable) Martins and Gibsons, have not been made in the US for some time. And the expensive ones are built at the expense of all kinds of rain forests and life styles. I would stop worrying about what the label says on the instrument you ... more…

  • Re: Strings for octave mandolin

    I also own a Trinity Octave Mando, and have found that it responds much better with a medium guage set than light. I presently have it strung with GHS phosphor bronze Octave Mando Set 12-44. As far as in the states, what we call a bouzouki has a longer sc... more…

  • Re: Mandolin revelation!

    That is a short scale. The older european type instrument tends to have a shorter scale. Instruments based on the Gibson and/or Martin designes of the last century tend to have a scale around 14 1/4". more…

  • Re: seeking your suggestions

    THank you very much, all of you. I had already been thinking about The Butterfly, Tamlin is a GREAT IDEA, and I can't believe I didn't think of Stonehenge. I'v just returned from rehearsal, and now have a visual idea of what's happening. I am now going to... more…

  • seeking your suggestions

    May I please take advantage of your collective knowledge and experience? I'm involved in a winter pageant for lack of a better term, kind of a cross between a Choral concert and variety show. Here's my request. The director has asked if I could play a "mi... more…