PipeChat Digest #2429 - Thursday, October 11, 2001
 
Re: Technical Question from So. California
  by <PHarri5833@aol.com>
RE: AGO Choir Master
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Music Team
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Used consoles free
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
RE: A Message to Bin Laden
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
RE: A Message to Bin Laden
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Conclusion of Succos Music CEECNY
  by "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@msn.com>
Chazozerot Stop
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
tension while playing
  by "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com>
Re: tension while playing
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: tension while playing
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Conclusion of Succos Music CEECNY
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
Re: AGO Choir Master
  by "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net>
Re: tension while playing
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: tension while playing
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Technical Question from So. California From: <PHarri5833@aol.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 05:30:46 EDT     --part1_55.1bf501d3.28f6c0c6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/10/01 10:13:00 GMT Daylight Time, Audrey Jacobsen" < AJ1995@home.com> writes: > Bob, > > I just checked the front on my son's VCR. Here is the specific > info. > > Hi-Fi Stereo, DA Pro4head Stereo, Digital auto tracking > SONY, Video Cassette Recorder, SLV-686 HF,HQ VHS   Although the audio recording capabilities of much modern video gear are = very good, they usually have no record level control and instead adjust the incoming signal to what it thinks is the correct level at that time. This applies even with video gear using digital recording. Some older HiFi VHS recorders did have record level controls and audio meters but this is now something seen only on professional equipment.   The result is the quietest passages get increased in level and the loudest =   ones pushed down. The range over which the automatic level control can operate is limited and a tolerable result can sometimes be obtained by applying the input at a very low level so that the automatic system = adjusts itself to maximum gain and stays close to that all the way through the programme, thereby being unable to "squash" the dynamics. Unfortunately = this can have the side effect that noise becomes more obtrusive and of course = you need a device (attenuation) to adjust the recorded signal to a low level.   The only good solution is get it dubbed professionally by someone who understands audio quality in video recording. Not all people working in = video fit this description!   Peter   Peter M Harrison : P H Music 48 Moorfield : Edgworth Bolton : BL7 0DH : England tel +44 (0)1204 853310 : fax +44 (0)1204 853445 web www.phmusic.co.uk   --part1_55.1bf501d3.28f6c0c6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 11/10/01 10:13:00 GMT Daylight Time, = Audrey Jacobsen" &lt;AJ1995@home.com&gt; writes:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Bob,<BR> <BR> I just checked the front on my son's VCR.&nbsp; Here is the specific<BR> info.<BR> <BR> Hi-Fi Stereo, DA Pro4head Stereo, Digital auto tracking<BR> SONY, Video Cassette Recorder, SLV-686 HF,HQ VHS</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> Although the audio recording capabilities of much modern video gear are = very good, they usually have no record level control and instead adjust = the incoming signal to what it thinks is the correct level at that time. = This applies even with video gear using digital recording. Some older HiFi = VHS recorders did have record level controls and audio meters but this is = now something seen only on professional equipment.<BR> <BR> The result is the quietest passages get increased in level and the loudest = ones pushed down. The range over which the automatic level control can = operate is limited and a tolerable result can sometimes be obtained by = applying the input at a very low level so that the automatic system = adjusts itself to maximum gain and stays close to that all the way through = the programme, thereby being unable to "squash" the dynamics. = Unfortunately this can have the side effect that noise becomes more = obtrusive and of course you need a device (attenuation) to adjust the = recorded signal to a low level.<BR> <BR> The only good solution is get it dubbed professionally by someone who = understands audio quality in video recording. Not all people working in = video fit this description!<BR> <BR> Peter<BR> <BR> Peter M Harrison : P H Music<BR> 48 Moorfield : Edgworth<BR> Bolton : BL7 0DH : England<BR> tel +44 (0)1204 853310 : fax +44 (0)1204 853445<BR> web www.phmusic.co.uk</FONT></HTML>   --part1_55.1bf501d3.28f6c0c6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: AGO Choir Master From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 08:45:30 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C15252.9C2A5360 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   They are also on-line on the AGO website. It's all very clearly explained. -----Original Message----- From: RMaryman@aol.com [mailto:RMaryman@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 8:26 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: AGO Choir Master     In a message dated 10/9/2001 3:51:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, cv_43@OMALP1.OMERESA.NET writes:         Anyone here ever get the choir master certificate? How much is involved?           The requirements are usually listed in the June issue of the AGO magazine...and are also available thru the guild headquarters in NYC. They might also be available on the ago website, try checking there.   Rick in VA   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C15252.9C2A5360 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D317074512-11102001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>They are also on-line on the AGO website. It's all very clearly explained.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> RMaryman@aol.com [mailto:RMaryman@aol.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, October 10, 2001 8:26 =   PM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: AGO Choir Master<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D2>In = a message dated 10/9/2001 3:51:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, cv_43@OMALP1.OMERESA.NET =   writes: <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px = solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" TYPE=3D"CITE">Anyone here ever get the choir master certificate? How much = is involved? <BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><BR>The requirements are usually = listed in the June issue of the AGO magazine...and are also available thru the guild =   headquarters in NYC. They might also be available on the ago website, try checking there. <BR><BR>Rick in VA</FONT> </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C15252.9C2A5360--  
(back) Subject: Music Team From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:54:55 -0400   The retreat center hires musicians, there is no "resident" organist, it is probably better to call the planners the worship team as there are mostly non-musicians on it. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Used consoles free From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 10:04:38 -0400   Dear Blaine, Just wondered if you received my e mail concerning manual cheeks. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> To: "Bob Richardson" <bob@peak.org>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 2:11 PM Subject: Used consoles free     > I have an Austin 2m console AGO, and Allen 2m theatre console with 32 > note home style (slightly smaller than AGO) pedal board, and an old > Schoenstein console AGO. All of these have mechanical contacts. I call > them crank & slider switches. I'll have another Allen console in the > next month that is 2m AGO. > > I also have two three rank Schoenstein windchests (same thing from two > organs). > > All of these and more are going to the dump if no one wants them before > the rain season starts in a month or so. They can easily be seen, but > I'm not going to spend much time on them. > > Blaine Ricketts > Castro Valley, CA > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: RE: A Message to Bin Laden From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:41:25 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0023_01C15252.0A626120 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Humor, art, dance, poetry, music --especially "secular" music ---these are all the things this terrorist cult hates, these people that are trying to take over the world through cruelty. Yes! Laugh at them on here! Make jokes! Good ones, bad ones, serious poems, slapstick poems --------our freedom to do those things is what it's all about!! Everyone MUST recognize that, or there won't be any churches or = theatres or organs or music at all.   Diane S.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0023_01C15252.0A626120 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4807.2300" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D130343216-11102001><FONT face=3D3D"Courier = New">Humor, =3D art,=3D20 dance,&nbsp;poetry, music --especially "secular" music ---these are all = =3D the=3D20 things this terrorist cult hates, these people that are trying to take =3D over the=3D20 world through cruelty.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D130343216-11102001></SPAN><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D130343216-11102001>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Yes!&nbsp; Laugh at = =3D them on=3D20 here! Make jokes!&nbsp; Good ones, bad ones,&nbsp;serious poems, =3D slapstick poems=3D20 --------our freedom to do&nbsp;those things&nbsp;is what it's all=3D20 about!!</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D130343216-11102001>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Everyone = =3D MUST=3D20 recognize that, or there won't be any&nbsp;churches or theatres or =3D organs or=3D20 music at all.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D130343216-11102001></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D130343216-11102001>Diane=3D20 S.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0023_01C15252.0A626120--    
(back) Subject: RE: A Message to Bin Laden From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:39:14 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C15273.43771980 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Okay. -----Original Message----- From: STRAIGHT [mailto:STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net] Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 12:41 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: A Message to Bin Laden     Humor, art, dance, poetry, music --especially "secular" music ---these are all the things this terrorist cult hates, these people that are trying to take over the world through cruelty. Yes! Laugh at them on here! Make jokes! Good ones, bad ones, serious poems, slapstick poems --------our freedom to do those things is what it's all about!! Everyone MUST recognize that, or there won't be any churches or = theatres or organs or music at all. Diane S.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C15273.43771980 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D284073916-11102001><FONT face=3DGaramond color=3D#800000>Okay.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> STRAIGHT [mailto:STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, October 11, 2001 = 12:41 PM<BR><B>To:</B> PipeChat<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: A Message to Bin Laden<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D130343216-11102001><FONT face=3D"Courier New">Humor, = art, dance,&nbsp;poetry, music --especially "secular" music ---these are all = the things this terrorist cult hates, these people that are trying to take = over the world through cruelty.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D130343216-11102001></SPAN><SPAN class=3D130343216-11102001>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Yes!&nbsp; Laugh at = them on here! Make jokes!&nbsp; Good ones, bad ones,&nbsp;serious poems, slapstick = poems --------our freedom to do&nbsp;those things&nbsp;is what it's all about!!</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D130343216-11102001>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Everyone = MUST recognize that, or there won't be any&nbsp;churches or theatres or organs = or music at all.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D130343216-11102001></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D130343216-11102001>Diane S.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C15273.43771980--  
(back) Subject: Re: Conclusion of Succos Music CEECNY From: "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@msn.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 10:18:58 -0500   What is a "Chazozerot stop?" (new or old) Thanks for the info. Bill   ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:02 PM Subject: Conclusion of Succos Music CEECNY     > Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York > Sixty Fifth Street at Fifth Avenue, across from The Central Park > > Dr. Ronald B. Sobel, Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader > Dr. David M. Posner, Associate Rabbi > Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich, Associate Rabbi > Rabbi Nadia E. Gold, Associate Rabbi > Rabbi Leon A. Morris, Director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish > Learning > > Cantor Howard Nevison, Director of Music > Hunter Tillman, Organist and Choirmaster > The Choir of Congregation Emanu-El > > > Monday Evening, 8 October, 2001, in the Sanctuary > Half-Hour Organ Recital before Services > > Hodu L'Adonoy [Psalm 100] (Lazare Saminsky) > Bor'chu (Louis Lewandowski, arr. Gottfried Federlein) > Sh'ma Yisroel (Lewandowski, arr.Federlein) > Mi Chomochaw (Traditional) > Vay' Dabbair Moshe (Lazare Saminsky) > "May the Word of My Mouth" (Reuven Kosakoff) > "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling-Place" (Johannes Brahms) > Adoration (Max Janowski) > "On That Day, The Lord Shall Be One, and His Name Shall Be One" = (Janowski) > Kiddush (A.W. Binder) > Sisu V'Simchu (Binder) > > Tuesday Morning, 9 October, 2001 > Half-Hour Organ Recital before Services > > Horiu L'Adonoy (Lazare Saminsky) > Bor'chu (Louis Lewandowski, arr. Gottfried Federlein) > Sh'ma Yisroel (Lewandowski, arr.Federlein) > Kedusha (A.W. Binder) > "May The Words" (Isadore Freed) > Hallel (Saminsky) > Ayn Chomochaw (Saminsky) > Adonoy, Adonoy (Saminsky) -- inauguration of the organ's new Chazozerot stop > At the Procession of the Torah Scrolls: Ono Adonoy (Saminski) > Sh'ma Yisroel (Isadore Freed) > L'cho Adonoy (Freed) > Psalm 23 (Heinrich Schalit) > Shivisi [Psalm 16] (Max Spicker) > El Mole Rachamim (Schalit) > Gad'lu / Hodo Al Eretz / Etz Chayim (Freed) > Anthem: "Sisu V'Simchu" (A.W. Binder) > Va'Anachnu (Freed) > "On That Day" (Freed) > Concluding Anthem: PSALM 150 (Louis Lewandowski) > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >      
(back) Subject: Chazozerot Stop From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 14:38:10 -0400   Chazozerot is Hebrew for "trumpets".    
(back) Subject: tension while playing From: "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:08:49 -0500   Good evening all-   Lately I've been tensing my hands and shrugging my shoulders up into my = ears while playing, and I can't seem to stop. Specifically, my joints = sometimes "lock" making stretches and chords difficult. I don't know if = the tension has to do with tendonitis I have in my wrists or if I'm = developing bad habits. Any suggestions on relaxing while playing?   Thanks, Mandy     Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S. http://clubs.lycos.com/live/events/september11.asp  
(back) Subject: Re: tension while playing From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:28:28 EDT   Any suggestions on relaxing while playing?   Bringing a martini to the console doesn't hurt. Of course this is easier = if you are practicing at home rather than at church or temple.  
(back) Subject: Re: tension while playing From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:52:56 EDT   Hi Mandy:   When these symptoms show up, stop playing and do something else! To play correctly sitting at the bench, your neck is out of line with the rest of your body. It's a hazard that goes with the territiory. What can alleviate some of the tension is to keep the fingers as close to the keyboard as possible, in fact rest them there without pushing a key down.   I would flex the fingers away from the keyboard, and wait til the tension is gone. Marathon practice is not necessary, but thoughtful practice is. Some organists practice a half hour or 45 minutes, and take a walk. A lot can be accomplished in short practice sessions, even concert organists do this. Mark fingerings, make sure you can use them, pedaling same thing. Five finger position as much as possible, toes on sharps, feet relaxed and flat on the pedalboard, maintain last note played until you need to move the foot, and keep a good balance on the bench. Forget knees to gether, except in the middle of the pedalboard, C and E.   If the wrists feel hard and tense, stop and see exactly what you are doing to make them tense. Digging into the keys and pressing hard is something you absolutely don't want to do. The organ won't get any louder! Legato is fine if it's light, in a dead room you do have to go in this direction. Repeated notes in an alive room can be half the written value or less. Live rooms have a tendency to extend a relaxed feel at the organ, because you feel more secure. Dead rooms, legato is a must and creates more tension, but don't dig into the keys, this exasperates your problem. Use a 5oz. touch, as this should overcome the 4oz. resistance, in other words just barely overcome the tension of the key nothing more. Think light and most of your tension will vanish, and elongate your ability to practice longer.   Organists all need to learn this! If you have tightness in your fingers, = wrist or forearms, you need to modify what you are doing to alleviate this. = Practice sight reading easy material, it helps your ability to sight read harder = stuff. Tension results from wanting to get to the goal too quickly! Save your fingers, wrist, and forearms to work another day. Practice smart, get all of the = slow work done first, the speed will come quickly enough. You will be greatly surprised if you follow what I'm telling you. :)   Regards to all,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Conclusion of Succos Music CEECNY From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:50:14 -0400   Chazozerot is Hebrew for "trumpets".   WDBabcock wrote:   > What is a "Chazozerot stop?" (new or old) > Thanks for the info. > Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Choir Master From: "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:52:12 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001D_01C1527D.747E2BE0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   The requirements are usually listed in the June issue of the AGO =3D magazine...and are also available thru the guild headquarters in NYC. =3D They might also be available on the ago website, try checking there.=3D20   Hi,   I guess I was a little vague in my question. I know what the =3D requirements are. I was just interested from hearing from anyone who =3D has actually taken it-- how did they feel about it, was it =3D harder/easier than they thought, etc.? =3D20   Thanks, Mike         ------=3D_NextPart_000_001D_01C1527D.747E2BE0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff = size=3D3D2>The =3D requirements=3D20 are usually listed in the June issue of the AGO magazine...and are =3D also=3D20 available thru the guild headquarters in NYC. They might also be =3D available on=3D20 the ago website, try checking there. </FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>Hi,</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D3D2>I guess I was a =3D little vague in=3D20 my question.&nbsp; I know what the requirements are.&nbsp; I was = just=3D20 interested from hearing from anyone who has actually taken it--&nbsp; = =3D how did=3D20 they feel about it, was it harder/easier than they thought, =3D etc.?&nbsp;=3D20 </FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>Thanks,</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>Mike</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT =3D size=3D3D2></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT=3D20 size=3D3D2><BR>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001D_01C1527D.747E2BE0--      
(back) Subject: Re: tension while playing From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:05:31 EDT     --part1_94.1b427a9d.28f77fbb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 10/11/01 5:28:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, amadpoet@lycos.com writes:     > I don't know if the tension has to do with tendonitis I have in my = wrists or > if I'm developing bad habits. Any suggestions on relaxing while playing? >   I have found that simply taking a deep breath and saying "relax" to myself =   will cause me to relax. This simple thought process is amazingly = powerful.   Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi     --part1_94.1b427a9d.28f77fbb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 10/11/01 5:28:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, amadpoet@lycos.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I don't know if = the tension has to do with tendonitis I have in my wrists or if I'm = developing bad habits. Any suggestions on relaxing while playing? <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>I have found that simply taking a deep breath and saying "relax" to = myself will cause me to relax. &nbsp;&nbsp;This simple thought process is = amazingly powerful. <BR> <BR>Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_94.1b427a9d.28f77fbb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: tension while playing From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:54:19 +0800   Tension is probably causing the tendonitis, not vice versa. See if you = are also gritting your teeth and holding your breath. This is often where = tension starts and then moves down through neck, shoulders, and arms. = Make sure you are breathing deeply and regularly - and unclench your teeth = and jaw, if it means playing with your mouth hanging open. If you can start the relaxation there, you can move it down your = arms more easily.   Mandy Glass wrote:   > Good evening all- > > Lately I've been tensing my hands and shrugging my shoulders up into my = ears while playing, and I can't seem to stop. Specifically, my joints = sometimes "lock" making stretches and chords difficult. I don't know if = the tension has to do with tendonitis I have in my wrists or if I'm = developing bad habits. Any suggestions on relaxing while playing? > > Thanks, > Mandy