postie’s seven hundred and one comments
Re: "Last Night Joy", are there alternate names?
Kevin, If you listen to the harp, you will recognize what I learned as ´The Song of the Chanter´. more…
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Re: Confronting a Mystery: Defining the Inexplicable.
You can ´become one´ with all sorts of random information. Music isn´t exactly ´random´ but it certainly is information. Repetition is part of it. As a ´postie´ I had to know all sorts of things, and readily call them to mind. more…
Re: Holding the flute Part Two - Beginner Question
My tuppence. There are two good ways to hold a simple system flute: with gravity, or counterpressure. If you use the so-called piper´s grip you´re pretty much committed to counterpressure. I suppose a third way is to rest the headjoint on your shoulder.... more…
Re: Twenty years of thesession.org!
Felicidades! Jeremy. more…
Re: Bb flute
Check with Norman Holmes over on Chiff & Nipple. He is part of Holmes-McNaughton flutes. They make a variety of keys-Bb is one of them. Gorgeous flutes. . ,never had the courage to explore cost. more…
Re: Wot, no Trad?
AB, that´s a pretty serious turn for a non-serious thread. . .🙂 But, whatever. Alina deserves all the credit you can give her. more…
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Re: Dezi Donnelly’s Padgin O’Rafferty
Paidín Óg Rafferty. Great piping tune, with endless variations. Great Pub Song, with countless humorous verses recounting the exploits of the boastful Paidín. more…
Re: Perceived intonation
Actually, with the drones locked in and functioning correctly, you have all the harmonics as well. This makes your tuning scheme a form of the Pythagorean tuning ideal. Shell-backs like Fr. Henebry,S.J., maintained that any other other form of temperament... more…