Conical bore’s one thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight comments

  • Re: Basic Bodhran

    I'm sure you'll get some other recommendations, but here's one. A year ago I wanted to get a bodhran for my Significant Other who plays fiddle, never as a primary instrument because she's a good fiddler but just to fool around on at home because she's alw... more…

  • Re: Microphone to record Irish flute

    Attachable mini condenser mics are available, but they will need either bias or phantom power, a preamp, and an analog/digital interface to a computer. Often preamp and A/D are combined in one unit, but it's still more gear besides just the mic. Countryma... more…

  • Re: Microphone to record Irish flute

    For that purpose and budget I'd recommend a Zoom H2n "pocket recorder," an all-in-one device with stereo (actually quad but you won't use that) microphones that will record onto a flash card. Then you can remove that card, load it into your computer to ed... more…

  • Re: Newly formed session police division class of 2022 graduation march…

    Personally, I'm shocked that the video didn't elicit the traditional mustard board dots vs. ear learning argument, because every accordionist had sheet music on a little stand while they marched! And those were very simple tunes. How hard could they be to... more…

  • Re: Sheet Music for "Wedding Reel"?

    As I understand it, "boom-chick" is a reference to accompaniment styles in Americana music like Bluegrass and Country music. The boom is a downbeat on the bass, and the chick is off-beat on mandolin "chop" or a guitar strum. more…

  • Re: Sheet Music for "Wedding Reel"?

    "The Portland collection recording is another example of the boom-chick approach." more…

  • Re: Rockin’

    If we're allowed to revisit the classics, then a mention has to be made of Fairport Convention rocking their Lark in the Morning set *way* back in 1969. Those early folk-rock groups gave permission to stretch the boundaries to those who came later. more…

  • Re: Flute builder in Southwester Irland

    "Lining up the embouchure hole with the finger holes is useful to make sure that you personally always get the same embouchure position." more…

  • Re: Rockin’

    The Canny Band video was great. A better percussion fit (IMO) with the bodhran, and I liked the way they moved into a sort of jazz interlude in the middle, then came back to more straight-ahead trad. A very tight arrangement too, the way the box and piano... more…

  • Re: Rockin’

    @Darth Piper: It's not just you. Cajons, and especially those with added snare strings, encourage a kick drum + snare drum rhythmic approach that's different from the steady beat of a bodhran. Or maybe it's that cajon players are ex-kit drum players. What... more…