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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 His consciousness had simply withdrawn from contents that were too painful to him, and these, left to themselves, could reach consciousness only indirectly, as symptoms.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 Is it possible for an unamplified acoustic bass guitar to be loud?
Featured in the film Tous les Matins Du Monde.
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revised What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
added flatwound v. roundwound, under strings
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comment How do you play guitar dead notes quickly switching?
There are some really high harmonics close to the nut; you an avoid them by muting with two or more fingers together. But for speed, you don't want to move your hand more than necessary.
May
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comment How do you play guitar dead notes quickly switching?
You just need to mute where there's no harmonic. Try muting with the middle finger, which should be over the 6th fret.
May
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revised Are there any publicly available databases ( not just web apps ) of guitar chords?
(answered the question) kinda :)
May
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revised Are there any publicly available databases ( not just web apps ) of guitar chords?
Described generating the template from the scale and figured bass.
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comment Is it possible for an unamplified acoustic bass guitar to be loud?
+1 Guitarrón fits the visual style, too. It's very much like a Lute body.
May
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revised Are there any publicly available databases ( not just web apps ) of guitar chords?
replaced jTab which wasn't working with my silly program's output
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answered How should I professionally record an acoustic guitar?
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comment How does Ballet music differ from an Orchestral Suite of the same name?
also, the music for The Nutcracker Ballet was commisioned after the choreography was complete. Tchaikovsky had to write so many measures at such and such a tempo. I believe he said it was his least favorite of his works.
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accepted How does Ballet music differ from an Orchestral Suite of the same name?
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