ponad’s two hundred and ninety-two comments

  • Re: What is your favourite note?

    The next one! more…

  • Re: Fiddle players: posture question

    Indeed, "three point balance" sums it up nice. more…

  • Re: Fiddle players: posture question

    Yes, the clip was meant to illustrate that the left hand can be quite "mobile" even when it's supporting the violin. When we're talking about "total freedom of movement", it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the left hand never should support ... more…

  • Re: Fiddle players: posture question

    And just to be clear, I'm not trying to turn this into a shoulder rest vs no shoulder rest thread... ;) more…

  • Re: Fiddle players: posture question

    IMHO, holding the fiddle without any support from the left hand is a great recipe for neck pains... It's perfectly possible to have a flexible left hand while still supporting the fiddle with it. The trick is not to "lock" yourself into a particular postu... more…

  • As a matter of fact, I just discovered that it was here already! It's hidden in the comments on the recording page... 🙂 more…

  • Nice! I found the CD in my car the other day and remembered what a great tune it is. I was a bit surprised that it wasn't here already. more…

  • From Kevin Burke & Cal Scott - Across the Black River. more…

  • Re: impromptu sessions

    I've always wanted to do a kitchen session... more…

  • Re: What fiddle rosin should I buy?

    I got a cake of Gustave Bernadel when I bought a new bow a couple of years ago and like it a lot. more…