Tijn Berends’s ninety-three comments

  • Looking For The Bookstore

    Written by me in early 2018 to piss off pipers and other people with inferior instruments that can't play a low C. more…

  • Trip To Gweedore

    Written by me in early 2018, just after I went to visit Gweedore, co. Donegal for a few days to fetch a lovely new bouzouki. more…

  • Re: Sessions in Prague

    Last september when I was there, there was this ad on the board in The Globe (hipster bookstore slash expat hanging out bar) inviting people for a session. more…

  • Re: FAKE IT!

    A recently compiled little booklet containing a selection of tunes from the Dutch session scene (maybe a step or two down from musical heaven, but what can you do) and a brief introduction to the etiquette of said scene has the following to say on session... more…

  • Re: standard melodies

    Heya! First of all, good on you for turning toward the One True Genre of music. more…

  • The Skylark, X:5

    As played by Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. more…

  • Re: Sessioning minus 3 degrees of separation.

    For me, the big difference between a gig (be it paid or unpaid) and a session is who you're trying to entertain. A gig is about entertaining others, a session is for your own pleasure and that of your fellow musicians. more…

  • Re: Butterflies In Winter

    That's lovely! Just yesterday I was trying a few things out with A-part, came up with this as a variation: | B=BB F=FF | f=ff B3 | etc. more…

  • Muiñeiras Do Cuarto Baleiro

    Written by Portugese mandolin and bouzouki master Fernando Barroso. more…

  • Butterflies In Winter

    Written by me in early 2018. Can also be played with a regular down-to-earth e instead of the f natural, but I like this better. more…