LoWhistle’s one hundred and twenty-nine comments

  • Re: A Question

    First, let me say thank you for all the information in regards to my question. I think I now know what I have been doing wrong while playing that tune. The correction I needed to make was subtle, but I knew I was doing something wrong intuitively. I can c... more…

  • Re: A Question

    This helps, but I am not familiar with strathspeys. What is it how is it defined? more…

  • A Question

    I’m trying to play the instrumental piece that follows “Rolling Home” by Old Blind Dogs. It is a question of rhythm because playing along with them I’m spot on, but when I play it by myself I am off. Is it a reel? Or something different? Thanks f... more…

  • Re: Instrument Sales on thesession.org

    Yes, I bought a flute more…

  • Re: Irish American Heritage Center

    This session is alive and well! The start time is generally 7:00 PM and goes until about 9:30. It is an informal setting that is very welcoming to all levels of players. I am not sure exactly who is the leader, but the craic is very good. I look forward t... more…

  • Re: Melbourne and Sydney sessions

    Thank you. That's very good info. more…

  • Melbourne and Sydney sessions

    Hello All. more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    All very good suggestions. My brother has played mandolin in the past, but kind of gave up on it because of the small spacing on the neck due to broken fingers. He thought an octave mandolin or bouzouki would be worth investigating. Regarding the other tu... more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    Christy, I am thinking of buying my brother a bouzouki for Christmas in order for him to play along with me. He has a guitar, but I thought a zouk would be a nice change of pace. I was trying to figure out what would be needed in order for him to begin pl... more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    Thank you all for the very informed information, but I must not have made myself clear in my original question. When you buy strings for a guitar they are E,A,D,G,B and E. What are the strings for a bouzouki (or are there no standard strings when playing ... more…