Moondyne Fiddler’s thirty-eight comments

  • Re: Yehudi Menuhin shoulder rest

    I'm a bit baffled as to why the KUN rest keeps slipping off. But then, I have the KUN 'Super' which is adjustable, so you just stick the screw in the right hole so that it is tight enough for your particular fiddle. I also began with the Menuhin shoulde... more…

  • Re: Starting a second instrument: which one?

    The bouzouki will be easy to pick up if you are a decent fiddle player and if its tuned EADG. I've been playing fiddle 20 years, but if I'm learning a new tune I learn it on the zouk first, not sure why but I seem to prefer it for tune learning even thou... more…

  • Re: Yay! For previously learned instruments!

    What wyogal is trying to say is that if you play what's in your head rather than what's on the page, you are thinking of the tune as INTERVALS rather than being locked to whatever key happens to be on the page. This is VERY useful, because it gives you t... more…

  • Re: This takes the biscuit. Plus a quiz question.

    You just missed a perfect opportunity to sit on a Bodhran. Shame. more…

  • Re: Christian Tunes?

    "Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no... more…

  • Re: Christian Tunes?

    How could one tune be any more christian than another, save in the name? I can understand christian metal or christian hip hop because of the lyrics, but a tune? I honestly don't think god would care too much whether you played The Congress or Paddy's L... more…

  • Re: Acoustics changing the way you play

    I suppose what I was originally trying to say is that I would like to take how I play in the bathroom (speed, volume, feel) and play like that in a pub. But with a few pints and the punters wanting you to just belt out some reels, it all just tends to ge... more…

  • Acoustics changing the way you play

    I play fiddle best in the bathroom. To ward off toilet humor jokes I should point out that at the time I made this discovery, I was not sitting on the bog. more…

  • Re: Tunes for bad days…

    Try playing 'The Ghost' by Liz Carrol, it's a pretty easy tune and can be very melancholy. The dots are on her site and I think the tune is on YouTube. more…

  • Re: Dilemna!

    My nearest other session is 150 km away so if that's a dilemna then I want one. more…