"Sure, it's only one man's opinion—and a narrowback revivalist's at that. But, for what it's worth (which you can decide): (and trust me; this isn't said snarkily, but honestly and with respect:) If your primary concern…"
"My feeling on breathing is yes, it is a good idea! If you make sure you take in enough breath, you can then choose where in the tune to take the top-up breaths, rather than have your body force you into taking breaths at inappropriate times. I find…"
"Welcome, Danna! Well (as they say...) you asked for it; so—here it is, my take on it at least. Remember: that's just what it is—MY take on it. To me, the thing is—you've got to decide what it is you're doing/trying…"
"thanks so much for your comments! I am new to the celtic music scene, so forgive me if I get some things wrong. I played a silver flute for many years and i still play it. I feel my strengths have always been in phrasing, musicality, and emotion in…"
"Wow, great stuff. As many other folks, I certainly enjoy Molloy's playing, and its obvious how he has influenced so many other flute players to come after him. I think I read somewhere where Seamus Eagan said he basically wanted to be Matt…"
Started by Aine Heslin and responded to (in error, it seems) on the Comment Wall. So, here's a repeat. The question was, how to interface the need to breathe with the tunes. Here's my reply:Well, I'll play: but remember, it's just one man's opinion. First, some important points: the tunes are all about rhythm, and variation in stylish playing is all about how you achieve the feeling of unbroken, inescapable forward movement on the beg beats...but vary the many smaller units in between.Two:…See More
"Well, I'll play: but remember, it's just one man's opinion. First, some important points: the tunes are all about rhythm, and variation in stylish playing is all about how you achieve the feeling of unbroken, inescapable forward…"
A place to discuss whistles,their makers and performers/performance. Anything whistle related is ok, keep in mind that opinions could vary in the extreme without one being more worth per se than the other, so keep it nice and polite.See More