gam’s five thousand, four hundred and seventy-three comments

  • Re: Half holing

    Half-holing won't help. Half-holing makes a note flatter. more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    Exactly that, Niamh. You can copy and paste any tune in ABC code, such as the one I posted earlier, or download a tune (or tunes) from the 'tunes' section here, and just 'open' it using the program. It will even play the tune for you, at whatever speed yo... more…

  • Re: Tap vs Irish Dance.

    @ Jerone -- some more here that I just found:- more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    Although it is possible to read ABC, it is primarily used these days as a computer language for software programmes to turn into staff notation. As I said earlier, software like that will let you see the ABC, or convert it into manuscript for you, or both... more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    @Jeremy -- it isn't really dance music. I could put it under jigs, but that's not really the place for tunes like this. It's more of a slow-ish 6/8 march. Your suggestion would be appreciated. more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    You did indeed, Niamh. If you are using a PC, you can download a free programme such as more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    @callison -- I've no idea what that's doing there. more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    Niamh -- do you have an ABC programme to play the tunes, or do you just read the notes? The reason I ask is that most programmes are capable of transposing into another key. If you are using one, which one is it? more…

  • Re: fleadh tunes :)

    Sounds quite good on the box as well :) more…

  • Re: Fare thee well

    I don't really listen to much of her stuff, but the ones I've heard seem to favour Eb rather than D. Perhaps an accordion player could explain better than me why this should be the case. more…