Worth waiting for, Irv. Great sound. Plenty of Tremolo, vibrato. I like your approach with video for lyrics. I often hear music and it would be nice to be able to follow it with words.
I remember the pedal piano as a kid I used to pedal away often changing the rolls with all the holes that made the music. Teenage family would dance around while I did the hard work.
Yes, Spideryak, I look up Johns Hopkins University where ther is a collection of 30,000 sheet music pieces of American popular music dating back as far as 1780. A lot are restricted, still there are lots available. Some catchy tunes but ancient lyrics.
Spideryak, I like your word “critique” rather than “criticism”. Criticism hints as passing judgment whereas critique is more of a review. Although they mean the same, don’t they.
I had a look at “folkharmonica” and it was just like this forum. There was Sarge, Squarks, and another I know, Rex. I’m interested in looking but don’t think I’ve time for another. But good, I like there music, since I’m 90.
I’m also an ex pilot, but from the 1950’s. So my licence was gained in the bi-plane Tiger Moth. Just looked up my old logbook and the entry reads “circuits and landings”. Eric we didn’t occasionally do them we had to achieve good landings before being allowed to fly solo. We three pointed landings where the tail wheel and wheels touched together. This made for ballooning and coming down hard. Probably that’s where the term bumps originated in England. Today planes have nose wheels but can still balloon up during a landing.
Sarge, our controllers in the tower used flashing lights and flares to communicate. Different today.
Dexter, I am sorry for you. You have no time to keep searching eBay for bargains. Although you once said you sometimes look in the middle of the night. But then if that girl friend gets serious that will be the end of night searches.
I thought Richard was a bit over the top with Andy T and suspect that’s why he dropped out. And Richard did mention that he had serious health problems. He would not drop out if he could help it. Like Richard, I live alone with no friends to contact the forum so should I suddenly drop out you’ll know I’ve departed from this world.
I think we should treat each other as friends that joke around at times and not take remarks too seriously. It is so easy to be offended on what is printed as against with voice we know a joke by the inflection in the voice.
I also wondered about Crawford. I’ve looked at other forums and noticed quite a few of our members are also in other forums. Familiar names in some Tremolo and Chromatic forums. So possible Crawford is busy elsewhere. Irishscot is touring Portugal.
I must confess that I was a member of this forum before it restarted. I dropped out when a self opinionated guy said I didn’t know anything or similar remark. The owner apologised because the post appeared before he could pull it. So I know it takes care when we comment.
Harpoman posted that he likes to put his own interpretation to a song. I wholeheartedly agree. There are players who struggle to be exact, every note has to be perfect. If we all achieve this Ithink music would be dull. I like to be able to hold a note longer or shorter according to my feeling of the lyrics. We should be able to vamp or play single holes or play a chord in the wrong place - that’s what makes it our song. The variety of posts in our forum reflect different styles and it is easy to identify a player by hearing the song. That is individuality. Exactness is for competitions. We hail great players because of their style, so why not play the way we feel?