ross faison’s eight hundred and ninety-five comments

  • Who decides?

    Recently I asked what you all thought about a comment a friend made about Bflat and A# being or not being the same thing and that got me to thinking. Now I'm thinking about something similar. Note that I have no experience or learning in the classical o... more…

  • Re: When is a Bflat not a B flat?

    Clearly this a really complex topic. In the end I can only believe that friend made a statement that was oversimplified, backward, and was, as I like to say, wrong. That said he's a good guy and a pleasure to play tunes with. I can only surmise from th... more…

  • Re: When is a Bflat not a B flat?

    As I said, the error is mine. Not talking bout C # at all. I meant to say ( and as friend said) it's A #/B flat, although I suppose we could have the same discussion about C#/D flat. I get the idea of "shading" notes for the sake of the tune, be it Cl... more…

  • Re: When is a Bflat not a B flat?

    My bad. I did mean A# and B flat. more…

  • Re: When is a Bflat not a B flat?

    I wish that was the case Michael. more…

  • When is a Bflat not a B flat?

    My lack of formal education is showing again so I'm turning to others for help. A few days ago ago I made a comment about playing (in other genres and as a bassist) in my favorite keys, E flat and B flat. A friend said quite emphatically that in folk/bl... more…

  • Re: Holiday music

    For the past few years I have been playing a flute set (with or without backing) Suo Gan, Ave Maria, Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella, O Holy Night, followed by the Dreidlel song. Yeah I know it breaks some rules. We don't play a lot of Christmas music... more…

  • Re: Tin whistle while lying on your back.

    I'll bet it'll only take a few minutes to find out! It's probably easier than trying to learn to play the piano that way. more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    Rev, I've not heard that term before, but it left me laughing with tears in my eyes! more…

  • Re: cello tuning in trad music

    Is there such a thing? Forgive my ignorance here but could you retune your cello using lighter gauge strings and avoid the extra tension? Just asking I'm way out of my element. more…