Wesley Mann’s two hundred and eighty-eight comments

  • Re: Type of tunes: March

    Adding 5 new tune types to the list doesn't seem like it would make things easier to navigate, rather the opposite. more…

  • Re: This is a tune!

    Right Gobby, so I would hope that you will welcome and tolerate my point of view. more…

  • Re: This is a tune!

    "A tune is a melody. Songs have melodies. (Rap does not.) A song is a piece of music in which the tune is sung by a singer. Don’t make me explain this again." more…

  • Re: Once and for all - how to learn Irish fiddle?

    This isn't what you are asking for, but the right answer here is to take lessons with a good teacher via Skype or a similar service. A teacher will be able to help you with everything you are asking for and the process will be much quicker and more painle... more…

  • Re: Syncopated Jig

    Oscar Woods plays it in C, by the way, not G as it shows in the link Jeff posted. more…

  • Re: Syncopated Jig

    Are you referring to Oscar Woods Jig? It's the first track on "English Country Music from East Anglia," and it has a syncopation at the start of the B part. more…

  • Re: Rename the strike for consistency?

    In reference to Calum, there is nothing wrong with knowing or understanding what you are doing, but how does it help to rename something if you already know how to do it? And if you don't know how to do it, go find someone to show you, and then do what th... more…

  • Re: Rename the strike for consistency?

    Right Joe, but what I'm getting at is how little use that would be. If I articulate a note by hitting the flute with my finger, it doesn's matter if I call it a whack, or a hit, or a strike, or a throw, or any number of things. It's the same technique and... more…

  • Re: Rename the strike for consistency?

    You can call these things whatever you want but at the end of the day the sound is what matters, not the name. more…

  • Re: Things fall apart (i.e. my flute playing) at sessions

    It sounds like you need to listen to the other players. This probably sounds like basic advice, but it's hard to do if you are unfamiliar with the idiom or don't know the tunes very well. One of the things that makes session playing difficult is that ever... more…