Chuck Cochrane’s three hundred and sixteen comments

  • Re: What is the creepiest/scariest tune you know?

    The Wedding March 🤣🤣🤣🤣 more…

  • Re: Confronting a Mystery: Defining the Inexplicable.

    Good discussion and one I've been perplexed by for 50+ years. I started into music by ear, and several years later learned to read music. I still consider myself a very poor sight reader at best, and still rely on my ear more than sight. I remember my cho... more…

  • Re: Tinnitus and playing music….

    All my life it's sounded like water through pipes. It's gotten worse as I've aged. Now, there are pitches I have trouble hearing at all. One of the main reasons I stopped performing was due to hearing loss. more…

  • Re: Banjo tone question

    I'm with the others here in suspecting a tone ring difference as being the primary factor for the shrill tone. Changing strings and lowering head tension are usually the limits on entry level banjos in my experience. more…

  • Re: Tomorrow Is My Birthday.

    Happy Birthday Ailin, and many, many more to come. more…

  • Re: Beginner tunes for guitar?

    I prefer Drop D tuning over DADGAD for guitar. DADGAD required too much change to my muscle memory and mental visualization of the fretboard to be real successful or comfortable with it (rather ironic as I've no difficulty switching between fourth and fif... more…

  • Re: The whole variation thing

    I don't make the claim of having deep historical knowledge about variations/improvisations (the former being a tad more structured than the latter), but as the primary arranger for most of the instrumental music we performed, I can say what worked for me/... more…

  • Re: Where/when to practice?

    Your query made me chuckle as well as reminisce. You reminded me, that 30 odd years ago, my daughter would grab her Sit-N-Spin, and self merry-go-round whenever I pulled my GH Bagpipes out to practice. Spinning and laughing her heart out the whole time. more…

  • Re: Men privileged over women in Irish traditional music says a study

    As I don't live in Ireland or Scotland, I've only an American perspective to use. I've also never been a Sessions attendee, so my views are from a performance perspective. Our group, was pretty well equal representation gender wise, but I believe we were... more…

  • Re: Cotton lint in wooden flute

    I use one of those optical cleaning towels to get the gunk out. They're a type of microfiber material, but they have no nap, as they're almost satiny to the touch. The one I use is made by a company called Spudz. It was made to clean Optics, like camera, ... more…