ross faison’s eight hundred and thirteen comments

  • Re: Banjo bridge position (opinions, help)

    PJ...no malice intended. I encourage everybody to find a luthier. A luthier will talk you through things face to face to help you understand how things work and maybe point some other, more subtle, issues that could get in the way of your learning. Banj... more…

  • Re: Banjo bridge position (opinions, help)

    A little "tough love" here. If these are things you truly can't figure out...get a luthier. There few things about stringed instruments the are easier. more…

  • Re: Jil leharte keyless D flute…

    The best flute player I know well has a keyed Lehart in D, another in C, and another (sans keys) in B flat. Does that tell ya anything? I believe she could hold her own with anybody and Lehart is her first choice. more…

  • Re: Rubber Rings for Whistle - What Whistle do I have?

    I'll bet just about any big-box hardware store (Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace) stocks rubber O-rings. in just about any size. Dollars to donuts you can find replacements there cheap enough to buy what looks right and remember to write down the size that fits ... more…

  • Re: Is there a tune that is your nemesis?

    Ailin, yes in A, but I ought to make something clear. It's about the journey to a destination I may never reach. Still worth it. I'm also "learning" Ravel's Pavane pour one Infante Defunte on classical guitar and have been for 35 years. It's a lot eas... more…

  • Re: Is there a tune that is your nemesis?

    Almost every tune I learn is my "nemesis" for a while for complicated reasons. The not very well kept secret is that I find myself trying to learn the notes and not the tune. Happens a lot. My solution is to put down my instrument and listen, then lilt... more…

  • Re: Your favourite A major tunes and your bluegrass tunes

    Among my favorites: more…

  • Re: Need help to find the tune

    Where I'm from almost anybody would say "yeah, it's that one tune!",,,and somebody in the room would know just what it was. more…

  • Re: mouth organ

    Did not know that. I stand corrected. Thanks. more…

  • Re: mouth organ

    Been playing diatonic harps for well over a half a century just not trad. I play chromatic in B flat. It's easier for a lot of jazz. I recently found out about Brendan Power's (I think he calls it) session harp, One harmonica with a slide (NOT a chrom... more…