Donough’s two thousand, one hundred and forty comments

  • Re: Anyone use Tunepal?

    If Tunepal doesn't get the tune then the abc tunesearch from Reverend nearly always does the trick. Great resources and many thanks to the developers. more…

  • Re: Just a thought….

    Surely this isn't a choice between the two extremes. Learning one or two tunes very well is highly unlikely to happen, with few if any other tunes up to session standard. If someone achieves this better than mediocre ability on a handful of tunes they... more…

  • Re: ‘Ceannt the Piper’, a 4 part Jig by Charlie Lennon

    Lovely stuff indeed more…

  • Re: Alternative Folk and Authenticity

    I looked up a few definitions of the word 'authentic' and it is a difficult word in this context. IMHO authentic generally means that something is what it purports to be. In a musical sense, if a well trained jazz or classical musician said he was going... more…

  • Re: Virtuosity: Technical vs Musical

    I find that even the best music played fast is less likely to draw me back. I think there is a huge challenge to retain sensitivity with speed. Maybe a few do manage this but most probably don't. more…

  • Re: Theory, a bad thing?

    Just waded through this thread a little belatedly. I confess I have studied some theory and it holds some fascination for me. Never use it when I'm learning tunes or playing fiddle in sessions. It was much more relevant to understanding accompaniment ... more…

  • Re: Composing Conundrum 2

    Forgive my intrusion on this but I have just played around with your tune. Love it or hate it as you will but at least it might give you some ideas. I am not professing to be an expert! more…

  • Re: What happens when you learn so much that you start to forget?

    Thanks AB for that memory link. I found that article very interesting. I've always struggled with factual memory. Fortunately I seem to be able to remember tunes as well as most people. Hence its much more enjoyable for me to trade tunes than debate "fa... more…

  • Re: Tune name???

    Haven't got the recording to listen to, but if the second tune is the Peacock's Feathers (#2) then I wonder if the first tune is the Peacock's Feathers (#1) more…

  • Re: Interrogative newbies?

    When asked why a certain 'thing' was the way it was, the teacher responded that when you have absorbed this "thing" fully you will either know the answer to the question or will no longer need an answer. This wasn't in relation to music but could equally... more…