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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 His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms.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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comment How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
I figured as much, but it hadn't been mentioned yet; and with the bounty looming, I wanted to get in there, you know?
Dec
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comment How to avoid the “clogged throat” feeling when singing?
This sounds like the classic 'globus hystericus'. IIRC the classic solution is literally to stop thinking about it, feeding the nascent neurosis more and more attention. Easier said than done, tho.
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comment common mistakes made when singing
I'm somewhat reluctant to mention this, but it should be safe, hidden in this pile of comments. The ribs do move. Not very far, of course, but each rib is connected to the others by muscles. But for the scope of this answer (for beginners), don't change it! It's a very useful lie. :)
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comment How to relax my wrists?
What about bold? "... more fluid. Also, think about ..."
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revised Temporary vocal bass range extension
Some more ideas.
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answered How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
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comment How to relax my wrists?
+1 Good stuff, but your paragraph structure hides some of the ideas (both of the 'also...'s). Maybe bullet-points would help. And to be hypercritical, you don't really present any arguments for why a teacher is essential, so the last paragraph is just a repetition of the first. It's not bad, just rhetorically weak. ...HTH. :)
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comment Small natural above C in G Major
My guess is it's like a 'tenuto'. It's in the same position as the trill notations, so I think it might mean "not trilled", emphatically so, somehow.
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comment How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
related: music.stackexchange.com/questions/7674/…
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comment How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
The documentary said Andy Serkis used a honey/lemon concoxion to enable him to perform the Gollum voice during numerous rehearsals and takes.
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answered How to relax my wrists?
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comment Acoustic guitar - how to wind strings on the tuning posts
While writing an answer to which question?
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comment What does “1 x Tacet” mean?
"It puts the lotion in the basket."
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comment Which note or chord is this
I'd call x8688x an F-9(no5), FWIW.
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awarded  Enlightened
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answered What exactly should I have to learn to understand why certain combination of chords are harmonic when played in a sequence?