Musical Knowledge

Tommy Peoples in Irish Fiddling

Tommy Peoples–a Great Influence in Irish Fiddling

About 20 years ago I was teaching an adult student with an Australian accent how to learn Irish tunes. He came to a lesson with a cassette, asking me to transpose the tune into tablature for him. The tune was played by Tommy Peoples and it was Tommy Peoples Reel, a catchy tune with lots of ornaments.

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The Old Five String Fiddle

Get Out the Five String (Fiddle)

Getting out the old five-string means five string fiddle now. The strings give it the potential for both violin and viola. I believe that if you’ve had experience playing viola, the five string will make more sense than if you have only played violin or fiddle. It combines the tuning of the viola and the violin. It implies both. … Read more

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Reverbnation on YouTube

Searching Reverbnation on YouTube

Reverbnation. I’ve been a member of this music publishing platform for quite a while, maybe several years. I put a few tunes up. But apart from looking at the weekly email, not much engagement on my side.

A week ago I got curious, “Who is actually crushing it on Reverbnation? Are they getting anything tangible out of it? Are they monetizing … Read more

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