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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 His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms.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)


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revised Is True Bypass better than Buffered Bypass? Is it possible to be neither?
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revised How can you use the BYPASS output on a BOSS TU-3 Tuner Pedal?
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revised What guitar effects pedals are important to get according to genre?
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revised Is it orthodox to use the pedal when playing Bach on the piano?
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answered Difference between squire teles
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answered How I am I supposed to “Properly” follow through to the next string while playing the electric bass guitar?
Dec
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comment How to create fast runs (i.e. speedy notes)?
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comment Ranges in the Real Vocal Book
The Real Book is a very different animal from other published sheet music. It's only quite recently that it has had a publisher and editors. For many, many years it existed as an illegal samizdat distribution ("...take this to Kinko's and make 3 Xeroxes..."). So there are legacy issues to contend with, especially if you want to play with a group. Everybody needs to be in the same key.
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reviewed Reopen Why do baroque operas tend to have postmodernist stage designs?
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comment Why should I alternate fingers in this piece?
I agree. The alternate fingering seems prone to introducing a syncopation.
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reviewed Approve Why should I alternate fingers in this piece?
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comment How to Write A Ragtime Piano Piece?
Note that Scott Joplin wrote in School of Ragtime that it is not correct to swing. I'm not necessarily saying that anything in this answer should be changed, but that there's historical support for an alternate style. I suspect most audiences won't have a strong opinion either way.
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revised How to convert notes to finger position on a guitar?
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