Fidele Barnia’s one hundred and thirty-five comments

  • Re: Hobart, Tasmania.

    Thanks for the clarification, and thanks to all replies. more…

  • Re: Hobart, Tasmania.

    Oh well, maybe there will be something happening down by the water. more…

  • Hobart, Tasmania.

    I am going to be in Hobart for the Wooden Boat Festival. 8 to 11 Feb. Any risk of a session over the weekend? more…

  • Re: Junior Crehan on TG4

    Wonderful stuff. Thank you. more…

  • Re: iPad score display

    Thanks for the tips. I am just deciding whether to buy an iPad. I have never actually seen one. more…

  • iPad score display

    Forgive my ignorance, please. Is it possible to display The Session sheet music on iPad, or similar device? more…

  • Re: Devil’s Advocate

    I agree with BillScates. Although it must be said that playing a symphony by ear would be a challenge without written music, even if the soloist knows their parts. As for the "Nashville" system, do you think Charlie Parker called it that? But one thing th... more…

  • Re: Devil’s Advocate

    On rare occasions, I will use sheet music at a session, but not on music stand. Where I do find it helpful is when familiarising myself with a new three tune set. At a glance, I can remind myself what notes the next tune starts on. Then, I'm away. more…

  • Re: Devil’s Advocate

    Most people who play folk and popular music don't want to be lumbered with a lot of written material in a session or jam. If you are lucky enough to have someone around to show you a tune that's great, but if you don't, written music is a practical way to... more…

  • Re: How do you remember all your tunes?

    If you are older than about 24, your short-term memory is fading, but you will not notice it until later. Young men innovate, old men consolidate. Remembering anything is about constant review. Pencil and paper work well for remembering stuff, but if you ... more…