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 His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms.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

... practically all the religions we know might be defined as state-specific technologies, operated in the service of a priori belief systems.

Charles T. Tart

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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comment Scalpel technique in Guitar
Looking forward to it. Welcome to the site.
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Thanks for an interesting question!
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comment Scalpel technique in Guitar
@Siddharth Take a look at this one: Differences of Alternate, Scalpel and Sarod Picking
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comment Piano scale and arpeggio fingering technique: Thumb Under vs Thumb Over methods
@JCPedroza I suspect (but cannot prove) that the downvote was more about the feel of the question than about the topic. Particularly, the term "pros and cons" sends up a red flag for me that the question might be looking for opinions/lists. Reading closely, it's clear that that is not the case here. But it may be good to edit and make the need for this information more apparent.
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comment Why is IV-iv-I an effective chord sequence in a major key?
@FlorianBrucker It probably means "repeat previous chord to fill-out a 4 measure phrase", more often notated with a slash "/".
Jun
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comment What kind of temperament to play Monteverdi with?
+1 Nice historical overview that this page very much needed. ... In your second-to-last paragraph, you mention "sets of instruments"; is this because, before the introduction of valved-instruments, brass players needed instruments in several keys?
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comment Practicing all practical permutations of three-note chords on guitar
Answerers: know that you can use jTab's custom chord syntax.
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I could be wrong, but my understanding is that DC-powered devices have some amount of tolerance for non-optimal voltages (my XO-1 laptop would even accept the wrong polarity), but the thing that may damage it is insufficient amperage. Of course the snafu is that they usually tell you optimum voltage upfront, but you have to dig through the manual to discover the amp needs.
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comment power suply/adapter for four-track recorder?
+1 for mentioning amps. Radio shack always sends me away when I don't know this (1 amp for small devices is usually enough, but the consequence of insufficient amps in the power supply is possible damage to the device (so they tell me), so being armed with the info "1 amp" should be enough to buy a generic adapter. If you take the device with you to the store, they can match the connector type (tip) too.
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comment Which scales are used by Tom Morello?
@ValentinGrégoire Every stackexchange site has its own "meta" site for handling issues about the site. Ours is at: meta.music.stackexchange.com . There are questions there about everything from problems with formatting tabs to challenging site policies. It's a very democratic community.
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