christy taylor’s seven hundred and sixty-two comments

  • Re: Session … practice session … practice/session?

    Yhaal House - yes, unfortunately very often true. more…

  • Re: Session … practice session … practice/session?

    in an ideal world yes - but in the real world if you play for instance, Cliffs of Moher or Joe Cooley's to anyone with a rudimentary musical knowledge they will just say, oh yeah that's in a minor key.................. more…

  • Re: Session … practice session … practice/session?

    Tom, I think 'minor' is just a useful shorthand because guitarists are going to be using minor chords, usually A or E, occasionally B if we're playing Musical Priest or Otters Holt- it just saves a tedious explanation about what the dorian mode is [or isn... more…

  • Re: If you don’t mind…

    Philip, I love to play ragtime guitar Rev Gary Davis style and delta blues a la Robert Johnson but I wouldn't post them here - just too far removed from ITM! You could always apply your considerable guitar skills to some real Irish tunes, O' Carolan's har... more…

  • Re: Accordion Tune Identification

    The Congress Reel was played on the fiddle at about 3.55 - I didn't recognise any of the others, more…

  • Re: You’re playing in a session and a tune you don’t know is called?

    If I have my zouk with me [short scale, GDAE, can play melody or back- up] I will listen through once and if the tune seems to follow a familiar pattern I will add some quiet chords - if its tricky and goes off in unexpected directions I will probably l... more…

  • Re: Pretentious Trad

    Tervs and Tunes - 'It's the effect of back-up musicians on the music' . What effect is that? I 've played sessions [and gigs] with crap guitarists who's wrong chords and out of time strumming has virtually destroyed the music - probably many session mem... more…

  • Re: anyone identify this reel?

    Well, I never thought of it as a song or a hornpipe! Thanks Kenny. more…

  • Re: anyone identify this reel?

    oh feck - and this is running alongside a thread about correct ABC -no gold star for me...................... more…

  • anyone identify this reel?

    this is a reel I used to play decades ago with my first band, but no one ever knew its name - it might be Scottish as we preceded it with Flooers o' Edinburgh and followed it with Bottom of the Punchbowl. The key is A, more…