Tags: tune



Friday, July 9th, 2021

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Playing Christmas Eve (reel) on mandolin with @WordRidden on fiddle:



Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

200 tunes

Every day I’ve been recording myself playing a tune and then posting the videos here on my site.

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote about hitting the landmark of 100 tunes. But that was itself 100 days ago. I know this because today I posted my 200th tune.

I’m pretty pleased that I’ve managed to keep up a 200 day streak. I could keep going, but I think I’m going to take a break. I’ll keep recording and posting tunes, but I’m no longer going to give myself the deadline of doing it every single day. I’ll record and post a tune when I feel like it.

It’ll be interesting to see how the frequency changes now. Maybe I’ll still feel like recording a tune most days. Or maybe it’ll become a rare occurrence.

If you want to peruse the 200 tunes recorded so far, you can find them here on my website and in a playlist on YouTube. I also posted some videos to Instagram, but I haven’t been doing that from the start.

I’m quite chuffed with the overall output (even if some of the individual recordings are distinctly sub-par). Recording 200 tunes sounds like a big task by itself, but if you break it down to recording just one tune a day, it becomes so much more manageable. You can stand anything for ten seconds. As I said when I reached the 100 tune mark:

Recording one tune isn’t too much hassle. There are days when it’s frustrating and I have to do multiple takes, but overall it’s not too taxing. But now, when I look at the cumulative result, I’m very happy that I didn’t skip any days.

There was a side effect to recording a short video every day. I created a timeline for my hair. I’ve documented the day-by-day growth of my hair from 200 days ago to today. A self has been inadvertently quantified.

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Playing The Kid On The Mountain (slip jig) on mandolin:



Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Playing Chief O’Neill’s Favourite (hornpipe) on bouzouki:



Monday, September 28th, 2020

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Playing The Famous Ballymote (reel) on mandolin with @wordridden on fiddle:



Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Playing The Cliffs Of Moher (jig) on mandolin:



Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Playing Gallagher’s Frolics (jig) on mandolin:



Monday, September 21st, 2020

Playing The Drunken Landlady (reel) on mandolin:



Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Playing The Humours Of Whiskey (slip jig) on mandolin: