David L’s one hundred and ten comments

  • Re: Revisiting An Old Argument

    The article that Will Evans posted is pretty bogus. Trying to differentiate between "beat" and "pulse" is pedantic hair-splitting and not really accurate, anyway. There is no reason in 2/2 time to think of the quarter-notes as "beats" and the half-notes a... more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    Mars said "The basic rule is simple: no ties across beat boundaries. I think, I’ve seen some scores with ties crossing bars, which is a bigger musical notation ‘no-no’, and so what?" more…

  • Re: Guitarists, which capo do you prefer?

    I don't capo often, but when I do, I use the G7th. One hand is all you need and it holds securely without over-tightening. more…

  • Re: A Simple Debate: Fiddle or Violin

    >"It is not easier to play two strings simultaneously with a larger radius bridge. 180 degrees equals 180 degrees." more…

  • Re: A Simple Debate: Fiddle or Violin

    I've always heard that the difference between a fiddle and a violin was about $10,000. more…

  • Re: Music, a mathematical coincidence

    The article is a fair description of equal temperament, but calling it a "coincidence" is pretty misleading. Adjusting each equal temperament note 1/12 of the difference from actual 3:2 ratioed fifths is NOT a coincidence. It is humans using math to equal... more…

  • Re: Music, a mathematical coincidence

    Jim Dorans said,"Circle of fifths only works in a clockwise direction. Going anti-clockwise, it become the circle of fourths". more…

  • Re: Banjo heads

    Although they are more susceptible to high humidity problems, real calfskin heads have a great tone. Not as clear and bright as plastic, but WAY more complex and interesting. My banjolin that I use at our local session has calfskin. more…

  • Re: Backing question

    "Cacophonous Meshekel" is my newest favorite band name! more…

  • Re: Resources for the Bodhrán

    Classical percussionist here. If you decide to use traditional percussion notation, you will need to devise some way of notating the pitch changes caused by using the non-beater hand on the inside of the head. The pitches are not specific, so you don't ne... more…