underthetoaster’s fifteen comments

  • Re: Old to Recent

    ugh, "that fine midi sound" gag me with a spoon. more…

  • Re: Learning the Bodran

    Awkward squeeky sounding instrument? Whose fiddle was it? more…

  • Re: I’ve just learned a tune !!!!!!

    I love the snowy path; no one else here seems to ever play it. more…

  • Re: Musical Hopes and Ambitions

    When I started I just wanted to play tunes that I loved. Then I learned about sessions and more tunes and now I want to be able to keep up in our sessions without crashing, , know so many tunes so well that I can do whatever is called up like the big boy... more…

  • Re: Whats the funniest thing that ever happend to you ?

    Ugh. The lameness is underwhelming. more…

  • Re: bloody addictive

    No kidding. Sometimes I pick up the fiddle as soon as I wake up and don't stop until night-time, maybe taking a short break to eat, or usually i'll eat still while playing. more…

  • Re: The Puppy that would have kicked O Carolans ass

    I have a german shepherd also. I thought I really sucked at this stuff but whenever I pull out my fiddle she comes running into the room and lays in the corner to listen. more…

  • Re: I wonder

    Hey go Oregon! We have good fiddling going on down here in Corvallis too! more…

  • Re: Learning by ear at speed

    I disagree that sight reading is crucial to playing for dances. Unless whoever puts on the dance says you must do it or else you can't play. And that sight is crucial to learn bowing techniques. I am totally blind and do not have a huge problem with eith... more…

  • Re: hard to read some sheet music

    Talk about dots. I started out with braille music for classical violin but realized memorizing two measures at a time until I had the tune was absolutely stupid when I could just listen to it a few times and get it. And of course variations are the heart ... more…