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I play guitar, sing, write songs & instrumental works. I have played guitar, bass and clarinet in college bands and local musicals. Very rarely I play at open-mics, usually lots of radiohead.

FIRST and above all, an explanation must do justice to the thing that is to be explained, must not devaluate it, interpret it away, belittle it, or garble it, in order to make it easier to understand. The question is not "At what view of the phenomenon must we arrive in order to explain it in accordance with one or another philosophy?" but precisely the reverse: "What philosophy is requisite if we are to live up to the subject, be on a level with it?" The question is not how the phenomenon must be turned, twisted, narrowed, crippled so as to be explicable, at all costs, upon principles that we have once and for all resolved not to go beyond. The question is: "To what point must we enlarge our thought so that it shall be in proportion to the phenomenon..."

Schelling, Philosophie der Mythologie. qtd. in V. Zuckerkandl, Sound and Symbol.

"Heartache" is a poeticism, but here it becomes an actual fact because his pride would not let him suffer the pain in his soul. The "lump in the throat," the so-called globus hystericus, comes, as everyone knows, from swallowed tears. His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms. All this was a rationally understandable and perfectly intelligible process, which could just as well have passed off consciously, had it not been for his masculine pride.

The Portable Jung, p.31

The conviction of ignorance is a necessary first step to the acquisition of knowledge, for no one is going to seek knowledge on any subject if he is under the delusion that he already possesses it.

W.K.C. Guthrie. The Greek Philosophers from Thales to Aristotle.

What's your name?
You must have a name.
Of course.
I'm not just anybody.
Right.
What's so hard?
Just a name!
If you want,
spell it backwards.
What's your name?
Raven.
You must feel better already.
Spelled like the bird?
Yes, Raven.
- First name?
- Ralph.
What did you say?
Nothing.
Keep writing.
Refugee... victim
of robbers and horse thieves...
beginner... sensitive... destitute...
specialist and layman
all in one, you might say.
One thing at a time, Mr. Raven.
Where do you live?
Where do you sleep?
Around.
Around? Here and there?
The pizzeria, "Casa dell'Angelo."
You sleep in the oven, I suppose?
- You don't believe me?
- No!

Film: Faraway, So Close! (In Weiter Ferne So Nah)


Mar
26
comment circles and other gestures not really keeping time
There's an excellent Ted Talks video that contrasts Bernstein's style with a few other conductors. If someone digs it up and posts a comment with the link, please delete this comment.
Mar
6
comment What is it called when a music has two concurrent tempos
multitempo has a more consistent derivation (Italian), while poly- is a greek prefix. Polychronic?
Mar
6
answered Is it learned or innate our reaction of happiness or sadness in music?
Feb
26
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Feb
12
comment How to approach the study of a piece for guitar (Leo Brouwer, Estudios Sencillos no. 6)
Now for the real question: How do you pronounce Brouwer? My memory of high school French is that 'w' doesn't show up a lot.
Feb
11
comment How to approach the study of a piece for guitar (Leo Brouwer, Estudios Sencillos no. 6)
I think you may have overused the word 'excellent' in the first few paragraphs.
Feb
4
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Jan
26
comment What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work?
@PatMuchmore I see. Perhaps it should be a new question.
Jan
26
comment What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work?
@jjmusicnotes You should post your info, too. It may help bridge some gap.
Jan
25
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
14
revised What physical effects cause ageing/worn guitar strings to change their tone?
typos and idioms
Jan
10
answered What is the meaning of “4/2 ₵ II?”
Jan
9
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Jan
8
comment How do you do accidentals (eg. E♭) in solfège (Do Re Mi)?
Well, hmmm. Specifically, I want enough background to understand the distinction between Ti Ta and Te mentioned in this answer. But more broadly, I'd want something actually currently used rather than more academic/historical (although that's welcome, too. I loves me some history).
Jan
8
comment How do you do accidentals (eg. E♭) in solfège (Do Re Mi)?
If this is already covered elsewhere on the site, I couldn't find it by searching for "accidental solfage", so I felt a canonical question was in order.
Jan
8
asked How do you do accidentals (eg. E♭) in solfège (Do Re Mi)?
Jan
5
comment How to write music theory symbols in evernote?
Check the links in this answer of mine for Unicode music symbols.
Dec
29
revised How to get better sound through multi-effects processors
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Dec
29
revised When should I use a boost pedal in a performance?
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Dec
29
revised What does a pre amp do?
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