jeff_lindqvist’s two thousand, two hundred and seventy-three comments

  • Re: Session … practice session … practice/session?

    This is interesting! In the other thread, Ebor_fiddler said "A music session is first and foremost a gathering of friends(...)" ( https://thesession.org/discussions/41660#comment836246 ). While many agree, just as many probably disagree. There isn't just ... more…

  • Re: A question about ornamentation

    It's not just a question of "being a top class musician" or "listening closely to each other". The simple answer is that all tunes don't work the same way on all instruments, and in case they do, a number of factors can affect exactly what happens in a ce... more…

  • Re: A question about ornamentation

    Do whatever you want. I've rarely heard a recording where a musician played something exactly the same way, even before the repeat. An AABB tune has lots of bars with similar/identical material. The A part of Drowsy Maggie has E2BE dEBE in four places. In... more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    Last time I checked, polkas were notated as 2/4. more…

  • Re: Liz Doherty’s

    Great tune, already posted: more…

  • Re: Writing ABC

    dF~F2 or d~F3 works the same way for me on the box and the fiddle. I don't change bowstrokes during the F, no matter how long it lasts. I can agree that the first option (with or without the tilde) makes a little more sense, especially if you're playing s... more…

  • Re: Irish sound

    As long as it sounds "right", you can play ITM on whatever you have. The problem is that Irish music played on "non-traditional" instruments rarely sounds right, and not even all who play it on trad instruments sound right, even if they play tunes that ar... more…

  • Re: Revisiting An Old Argument

    The thing I learned from this topic is that it's possible to play a reel at 224 bpm, but you dance to the same tune at 112bpm. Is this an ITM equivalent of Schrödinger's cat? ;-) more…

  • Re: Revisiting An Old Argument

    @CheekyElf: more…

  • Re: 3Xs+ playing a tune more times?

    In my experience, Irish sessions also vary from place to place and in the same venue, just as your description of the Scottish sessions. The times I HAVE found a rigid approach (such as 3 times per tune) have been at festivals where people don't know each... more…