PipeChat Digest #3636 - Monday, April 28, 2003
 
Frozen Shoulder
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: children in church
  by "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
summer workshops
  by "Carol Scott" <dclscott@skyenet.net>
Carpal Tunnel Relief
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: Frozen Shoulder
  by "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com>
Austin in the Smoking Section
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Sore lower back
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: Sore lower back
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com>
Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed
  by "Mark Gustus" <mgustus@msn.com>
Thanks All!(was Clouds of Smoke)
  by "Tom R." <trackeraction@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
RE: Self Tremming Regulator
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
Old Issues
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Frozen Shoulder From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:47:21 -0400   Bruce,   Often a frozen shoulder - a.k.a. adhesive capsulitis - occurs after a case = of bursitis or other shoulder problem in which the arm is held in a sling = for a good while. The rotator cuff muscles tighten up and prevent = movement of the shoulder.   One point to help determine whether the actual cause is adhesive = capsulitis or a bad case of subacromial bursitis, rotator cuff tear, or = simply an exacerbation of shoulder arthritis is . . .   1. Is it simply a matter of having very painful motion - but, yet, the = shoulder still has fairly normal "range of motion"?   (or)   2. Is there extremely limited "range of motion" even without pain - only = to become painful when you try to exceed that limit, as if you're trying = to tear something loose?   Bursitis and rotator cuff tears can cause very painful motion, but the = shoulder can be moved about, only very painfully. Either of these = problems can lead to adhesive capsulitis. Both are treatable.   Not having examined you - and not meaning to butt into any recommendations = made by your physician - let me offer a few suggestions: 1. Ice pack for about 15 minutes a few times a day. 2. Anti-inflammatory meds - Motrin/Ibuprofen, or others prescribed under = your doctor's supervision (since you could have other problems that could = be worsened by certain meds). 3. Passive range of motion exercises - leaning forward with your arm = dangling like a pendulum, practice making "circles" with your arm. = Gradually make the circles larger. You can also lie on the bed or floor = and "walk" your arm up and down. The idea behind passive ROM exercises is = that you can keep the shoulder joint moving without using the actual = shoulder muscles. 4. Pain pills (analgesics) such as codeine, hydrocodone, etc. are helpful = at night, or for a few days, but they don't actually "treat" the problem.   Regarding corticosteroids (cortisone, steroids) either by mouth or by = injection (either into the joint itself or into the butt) there is much = debate. They certainly make you "feel" better. We joked in medical = school that steroids could make one walk to his own autopsy table!?!?! = They are not without complications, but a single steroid injection really = doesn't hurt anyone.   Again, the important thing is to make sure what the true diagnosis is. = Frozen shoulder isn't really the same process as tendinitis. Frozen = shoulder is painful to treat because you have to stretch out the tendons = and muscles, even though you may have painless ROM within a limited range.   If your problem happens to instead be subacromial bursitis, bicipital = tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tear, or others, the = treatments may vary.   Hope this helps a little. Just keep your doctor informed. If my patient = is not improving after a few weeks, I will often refer him/her to an = orthopedist.   Sincerely, Keith Zimmerman, M.D.  
(back) Subject: Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 10:49:21 -0700   (1) do NOT have the surgery. I did. Took me three years to recover to the point I could play again.   (2) ACCUPUNCTURE works.   Cheers,   Bud   jjarvis@attbi.com wrote: > > The day that I have dreaded has finally arrived, I suspect that I have = Carpal > Tunnel (sp?) of my left hand. The little finger and the left half of my = ring > finger have been numb for several days. The use of a mouse for many = hours each > day with my left-hand and hours of practicing have caught up with me. = It > hasn't seemed to affect my playing too much at this point. > > Anyone have some good suggestions for carpal tunnel relief? > JJ > > "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: children in church From: "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:51:56 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001C_01C30D8D.55822C10 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   My mom says I used to sing along with the choir in church when I was a = baby. Guess it was an early sign that I would be a church musician.   Andrew Meagher -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Innkawgneeto@cs.com Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 11:22 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: children in church     Children can be in worship, SHOULD be, but they need to be taught how to behave and act.   Even the smallest baby can be gently encouraged to be quiet during quiet times...there are very wonderful ways that the older generation knew that modern parents don't know.   What's always a chuckle for me, is how quiet small ones are DURING music (usually).   Neil Brown   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001C_01C30D8D.55822C10 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii">     <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1141" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D640314917-28042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>My mom=3D20 says I used to sing along with the choir in church when I was a =3D baby.&nbsp;=3D20 Guess it was an early sign that I would be a church=3D20 musician.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D640314917-28042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D640314917-28042003><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>Andrew=3D20 Meagher</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3D3Dltr align=3D3Dleft><FONT =3D face=3D3DTahoma=3D20 size=3D3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]<B>On Behalf Of=3D20 </B>Innkawgneeto@cs.com<BR><B>Sent:</B> Monday, April 28, 2003 = 11:22=3D20 AM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: children = =3D in=3D20 church<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT = lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Children can be in worship, SHOULD be, = =3D but they need=3D20 to be taught how to behave and act.<BR><BR>Even the smallest baby can = =3D be=3D20 gently encouraged to be quiet during quiet times...there are very =3D wonderful=3D20 ways that the older generation knew that modern parents don't=3D20 know.<BR><BR>What's always a chuckle for me, is how quiet small ones =3D are=3D20 DURING music (usually).<BR><BR>Neil Brown</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001C_01C30D8D.55822C10--    
(back) Subject: summer workshops From: "Carol Scott" <dclscott@skyenet.net> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:51:55 -0400   My daughter and I were hoping to go to the national FUMMWA (Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts) convention this summer-- but our new pastor arrives that Sunday, and I really don't think the ENTIRE music staff should be gone that day (the other three staff are already committed to attending). I'm looking for alternatives which include both music workshops for me, and dance and liturgical art programs for my daughter; youth choir and drama workshops would be a plus. Any suggestions?    
(back) Subject: Carpal Tunnel Relief From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:06:36 -0400   Sorry, posters, I'm not going to start using up bandwidth to dish out = medical advice - as I did on my last posting - but I will mention = something here, because carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)can affect = keyboardists.   J.J. said, "The little finger and the left half of my ring finger have = been numb for several days. The use of a mouse for many hours each day = with my left-hand and hours of practicing have caught up with me."   First: If it's the 4th and 5th fingers, it's definitely NOT CTS. The = Median Nerve goes thru the carpal tunnel at the wrist and carries = sensation from the thumb, index, and middle fingers as well as controls = some of the muscles. People with CTS have pain, numbness, etc. in those = fingers. Keyboardists can have this problem.   Secondly: The feeling from the 4th and 5th fingers is handled by the Ulnar = Nerve (a.k.a. the "funny bone" which is actually a nerve, not a bone). = Problems about the elbow can press on the "funny bone" as it lies in the = groove on the elbow and cause numbness on the pinky side of the hand, = wrist, 4th and 5th fingers. It is often caused by resting that side of = the elbow on something such as the arm of a chair or a desk.   Resting the elbow on a surface while constantly operating the computer = mouse can put pressure on the "funny bone". Practicing the keyboard will = not. (I've had it happen to me while reading a book with my elbows resting = on the arms of the chair as well as after long games of computer = solitaire).   Actually, even typing this, I've had the fleshy parts of my palms pressed = against the sharp edge of my desk - enough to make a dent across the = palms, and my left pinky has gone numb!   Treatment is keeping the pressure off the elbow. If that doesn't work, = see your doctor - since e-advice is not much better then telephone advice.   Hope that helps, Keith Zimmerman, M.D.      
(back) Subject: Re: Frozen Shoulder From: "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:28:20 -0500     >7 days later my elbow was as good as new and I've had no flare-ups or = side effects since then, >however the leeches are a nuisance and continue to grow.     Gotta love the Canadian medical system!!  
(back) Subject: Austin in the Smoking Section From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:29:49 -0500   Re: The Austin in the Smoking Section: While it is premature to diagnose = a new blower at this point, it you do happen to need one, don't forget Organ Clearing House. Not too long ago, they had an almost new Zephyr = (Schantz's brand) at a whole lot less than a new one. It was one of the quiet modern ones that could be in the case itself if there's room........no need for that blower room in the basement.......make it a custodial closet.   OTOH, if you need a "new" old one, they do pop up regularly in many = places. Several builders have a few old ones sitting around, and they go on ebay = for next to nothing (of course, that's "buyer beware," and shipping is costly, but there are bargains out there). I've seen used ones for from "free" to about $300 when we're talking the older models. Many have a lot of life left in them. Last time I was at Schneider Pipe Organs, Rich had four or five lined up in a row. Whaddya got, Rich?   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Sore lower back From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:46:23 -0400   Now that were discussing afflictions does anyone have suggestions for = severe lower back pain induced from lifting 5,000 pound pipe chests into trucks? Someone suggested removing the pipes before moving the chests but I don't want to mess around with an unwarranted tuning if I don't have to. I now also have mild sciatica and my left foot is numb, which is sort of ironic, considering the very same day my wife injured her left foot and feels = great pain. Last Sunday she had to use the "automatic pedal" feature as she struggled through two services.   All for now. AjM      
(back) Subject: Re: Sore lower back From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:43:19 -0400   At 02:46 PM 4/28/2003 -0400, you wrote: >Now that were discussing afflictions does anyone have suggestions for = severe >lower back pain induced from lifting 5,000 pound pipe chests into trucks? >Someone suggested removing the pipes before moving the chests but I don't >want to mess around with an unwarranted tuning if I don't have to. I now >also have mild sciatica and my left foot is numb, which is sort of = ironic, >considering the very same day my wife injured her left foot and feels = great >pain. Last Sunday she had to use the "automatic pedal" feature as she >struggled through two services. > >All for now. >AjM   Andrew,   There is always Benny Hinn, and his healing powers. If you can't make it in person, watch him on TV, and touch the TV screen at the appropriate moment, and the pain will be gone.   You never know until you try it.......................   Arie V.      
(back) Subject: Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:55:19 EDT   Hi JJ:   Carpal Tunnel is something I do know something about. My thumb and first two fingers on the left hand are the ones affected. I've had noticeable improvement since going to a Chiropractor here in CA that specializes in treating the extremities. In my case the median nerve is involved. If you have a hypothyroid condition, it may be a contributing factor to the mix. The neck, and arm and adhesions of the muscles and nerves are the cause. Electro stymulous, and adjustments to the neck and arm as well as the hand are in order. It's a process, and not a quick cure. Whatever you do, don't let a surgeon cut the wrist muscle cartledge, that leads to more problems than it solves, and the problem can reoccur in months. You will also have a floppie wrist. I refused that alternative. It has not stopped me from playing the organ, but it sure is uncomfortable. If you would like I can provide your Chiropractor with info privately.   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed From: "Mark Gustus" <mgustus@msn.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 19:14:33 +0000     JJ-   PLEASE get to an MD and get this numbness checked out. Keith is right, = you should see your doctor about this, and, may I add, right away. You = have no way of knowing what the problem is, let alone how to treat it, or = what the consequences of waiting might be.   I don't want to alarm you, but twelve years ago I had these symptoms. In =   my case the problem turned out to be neurological and (to cut to the chase =   here) I haven't been able to play a keyboard since. Lucky for me music is = a hobby, not my vocation.   I wish you all the best, hope for your full recovery!   -Mark     >From: jjarvis@attbi.com >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed >Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 17:32:03 +0000 > >The day that I have dreaded has finally arrived, I suspect that I have >Carpal >Tunnel (sp?) of my left hand. The little finger and the left half of my >ring >finger have been numb for several days. The use of a mouse for many hours =   >each >day with my left-hand and hours of practicing have caught up with me. It >hasn't seemed to affect my playing too much at this point. > >Anyone have some good suggestions for carpal tunnel relief? >JJ     _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail    
(back) Subject: Thanks All!(was Clouds of Smoke) From: "Tom R." <trackeraction@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 15:32:41 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C30D9B.67F35C80 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Thanks everyone who responed publically and privately on this thread. =3D Your info was a big help and I will pass all pertinent info on to the =3D pastor as soon as I get a chance. If what everyone suggested pans out, = =3D I see no reason that the organ will not continue to be restored as =3D planned. I was only concerned that the cost of a blower would end up =3D being an astronomical expense, I never realized how relatively cheaply =3D they can be attained! Hopefully, as several listmembers indicated, it =3D can be fixed without purchasing a new one for even less! Although, if =3D it is as old as the organ is, it might be a good investment to just get = =3D a new one anyway, if that is the case. As far as Bruce was suggesting =3D about contacting Austin to do the rebuild, I have thought the same thing = =3D myself, but I believe the church has a contract with an independant =3D builder, who in all honesty probably knows the organ in it's current =3D state better than Austin would. Right now, believe me, the organ is NO = =3D LONGER anything even resembling an Austin. It has a different console, = =3D and probably, the chests and action have been replaced as well in the =3D 70's. Anyway, I'm not sure how legally bound the church is to this =3D independant builder, so I doubt they would want to switch now, but I =3D will mention it to the pastor. I'm just in a state of shock over what =3D happened, because it worked better than it had in a while for me on =3D Saturday! Now, the question is how long will it be until they get it =3D running again, and what am I gonna play this Saturday, as they don't =3D even have a piano in the sanctuary anymore.   Thanks again, Tom Rishel   Bruce and everyone else, here are the specs for this instrument since =3D you asked:   St. Mary the Nativity RC Church Uniontown, PA Austin op. 808 w/ unknown rebuild ca. late 70's   GREAT 8' Open Diapason 8' Stopped Diapason* 8' Viol d'Orchestre 8' Dulciana 4' Prestant 4' Harmonic Flute 2' Fifteenth+ 1' Octave(ext. of Fifteenth)+ 8' Trumpet*+ 4' Trumpet*+ -------------- 16' SW to GT 8' SW to GT 4' SW to GT 16' GT to GT Unison OFF 4' GT to GT   SWELL 8' Gross Flute 8' Stopped Diapason(GT) 8' Voix Celeste 8' Viol d'Orchestre(GT) 8' Echo Salizional 8' Dulciana(seems to play GT stop'd diapason as well!) 4' Harmonic Flute 8' Trumpet*+ 4' Trumpet*+ Tremolo* ------------- 16' SW to SW Unison OFF 4' SW to SW   PEDAL 16' Bourdon 16' Dulciana(ext. of GT Dulc.) -------------- 8' SW to PD 4' SW to PD 8' GT to PD 4' GT to PD   * =3D3D non-functioning + =3D3D late 70's addition=3D20   The Trumpet stops have been disconnected, perhaps since the last =3D rebuild, for what reason I'm not sure of, though I heard a rumor of the = =3D preist not liking them to be used! I'm sure it wouldn't be the first =3D time an ignorant person with no musical background whatever has damaged = =3D a perfectly good organ to suit his/her own personal tastes. Also, this = =3D organ badly needs a decent mixture, preferably enclosed in the swell, =3D because the upperwork there now is all octaves, not even a mutation, =3D unenclosed, and results in screechyness and squealyness rather than =3D fullness, though perhaps if they are voiced correctly, the trumpet stops = =3D when reconnected might mitigate that somewhat. Only time will tell, and = =3D I fear there is no room in the budget for additions.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C30D9B.67F35C80 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 5.50.4134.100" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks everyone who responed = publically =3D and=3D20 privately on this thread.&nbsp; Your info was a big help and I will pass =3D all=3D20 pertinent info on to the pastor as soon as I get a chance.&nbsp; If what = =3D   everyone suggested pans out, I see no reason that the organ will not =3D continue to=3D20 be restored as planned.&nbsp; I was only concerned that the cost of a =3D blower=3D20 would end up being an astronomical expense, I never realized how =3D relatively=3D20 cheaply they can be attained!&nbsp; Hopefully, as several listmembers =3D indicated,=3D20 it can be fixed without purchasing a new one for even less!&nbsp; =3D Although, if=3D20 it is as old as the organ is, it might be a good investment to just get = =3D a new=3D20 one anyway, if that is the case.&nbsp; As far as Bruce was suggesting =3D about=3D20 contacting Austin to do the rebuild, I have thought the same thing =3D myself, but I=3D20 believe the church has a contract with an independant builder, who in =3D all=3D20 honesty probably knows the organ in it's current state better than =3D Austin=3D20 would.&nbsp; Right now, believe me, the organ is NO LONGER anything even = =3D   resembling an Austin.&nbsp; It has a&nbsp;different console, and =3D probably, the=3D20 chests and action have been replaced as well in the 70's.&nbsp; Anyway, = =3D I'm not=3D20 sure how legally bound the church is to this independant builder, so I =3D doubt=3D20 they would want to switch now, but I will mention it to the =3D pastor.&nbsp; I'm=3D20 just in a state of shock over what happened, because it worked better =3D than it=3D20 had in a while for me on Saturday!&nbsp; Now, the question is how long =3D will it=3D20 be until they get it running again, and what am I gonna play this =3D Saturday, as=3D20 they don't even have a piano in the sanctuary anymore.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks again,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Tom Rishel</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Bruce and everyone else, here are the = =3D specs for=3D20 this instrument since you asked:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>St. Mary the Nativity RC =3D Church<BR>Uniontown,=3D20 PA<BR>Austin op. 808 w/ unknown rebuild ca. late 70's</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>GREAT<BR>8' Open Diapason<BR>8' = Stopped =3D   Diapason*<BR>8' Viol d'Orchestre<BR>8' Dulciana<BR>4' Prestant<BR>4' =3D Harmonic=3D20 Flute<BR>2' Fifteenth+<BR>1' Octave(ext. of Fifteenth)+<BR>8' =3D Trumpet*+<BR>4'=3D20 Trumpet*+<BR>--------------<BR>16' SW to GT<BR>8' SW to GT<BR>4' SW to =3D GT<BR>16'=3D20 GT to GT<BR>Unison OFF<BR>4' GT to GT</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>SWELL<BR>8' Gross Flute<BR>8' = Stopped=3D20 Diapason(GT)<BR>8' Voix Celeste<BR>8' Viol d'Orchestre(GT)<BR>8' Echo=3D20 Salizional<BR>8' Dulciana(seems to play GT stop'd diapason as =3D well!)<BR>4'=3D20 Harmonic Flute<BR>8' Trumpet*+<BR>4'=3D20 Trumpet*+<BR>Tremolo*<BR>-------------<BR>16' SW to SW<BR>Unison =3D OFF<BR>4' SW to=3D20 SW</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>PEDAL<BR>16' Bourdon<BR>16' =3D Dulciana(ext. of GT=3D20 Dulc.)<BR>--------------<BR>8' SW to PD<BR>4' SW to PD<BR>8' GT to =3D PD<BR>4' GT=3D20 to PD</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>* =3D3D non-functioning<BR>+ =3D3D = late =3D 70's addition=3D20 </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Trumpet stops have been =3D disconnected, perhaps=3D20 since the last rebuild, for what reason I'm not sure of, though I heard = =3D a rumor=3D20 of the preist not liking them to be used!&nbsp; I'm sure it wouldn't be = =3D the=3D20 first time an ignorant person with no musical background whatever has =3D damaged a=3D20 perfectly good organ to suit his/her own personal tastes.&nbsp; Also, =3D this organ=3D20 badly needs a decent mixture, preferably enclosed in the swell, because = =3D the=3D20 upperwork there now is all octaves, not even a mutation, =3D unenclosed,&nbsp;and=3D20 results in screechyness and squealyness rather than fullness, though =3D perhaps if=3D20 they are voiced correctly, the trumpet stops when reconnected might =3D mitigate=3D20 that somewhat.&nbsp; Only time will tell, and I fear there is no room in = =3D the=3D20 budget for additions.</FONT></DIV></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C30D9B.67F35C80--      
(back) Subject: Re: Carpal Tunnel Help Needed From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 15:30:28 -0400   I've directed some of my students/colleagues to Dr. Pieter Kark, a wonderful neurologist in Syracuse, NY, one of whose specialties is working with performing musicians. A fine flautist himself, Dr. Kark was a founder of the Central NY branch of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and has done innumerable workshops/clinics at major music schools/conservatories nationwide. In EVERY case, he has been able to bring my friends back into good health with appropriate exercises...even people who have been told by other doctors that they needed surgery. Sometimes, these musicians had to wear a supporting collar while practicing, sometimes a hand support appliance, but most often it's been exercise alone that took care of their particular problems. Dr. Kark is quick to say "not if I can help it" as soon as someone comes to him suspecting that surgery might be necessary. Believe me -- his work has been miraculous! So -- I suggest you find this kind of specialist in your area. I'm sure Dr. Kark's staff could help you find the appropriate person whetever you are. You may check his website at http://www.kark.neurohub.net/   Steve Best in Utica, NY   jjarvis@attbi.com wrote:   >The day that I have dreaded has finally arrived, I suspect that I have = Carpal >Tunnel (sp?) of my left hand. The little finger and the left half of my = ring >finger have been numb for several days. The use of a mouse for many hours = each >day with my left-hand and hours of practicing have caught up with me. It =   >hasn't seemed to affect my playing too much at this point. > >Anyone have some good suggestions for carpal tunnel relief? >JJ > >"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: Self Tremming Regulator From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:40:58 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Andrew Mead wrote:   > I was very surprised something as insignificant as a piece of micro-thin > plastic could alter the performance of a blower, but it did.   One of the first things I learned on my basic training was: Check the = blower and CLEAN it every five years or more frequently if the organ is located = in a high polluted area. (I was told then that astounding many organ techs neglect the blower). Since a blower acts like a vacuum cleaner it sucks up soot and dust particles in quantities. Soot + dust deposits on the turbine alters the performance in astounding way.   Cheers Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.            
(back) Subject: Old Issues From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 17:07:57 EDT     --part1_78.3e1a7ed9.2bdef22d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Listers,   Do any of you have back issues from the past several years of "Diapason", "Tracker", "The American Organist", etc. that are headed for the recycle = bin? I would like to obtain some of them. Please let me know. I'll be glad = to send you some postage.   Thanks, Keith   --part1_78.3e1a7ed9.2bdef22d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Listers,<BR> <BR> Do any of you have back issues from the past several years of "Diapason", = "T=3D racker", "The American Organist", etc. that are headed for the recycle = bin?&=3D nbsp; I would like to obtain some of them.&nbsp; Please let me know.&nbsp; = I=3D 'll be glad to send you some postage.<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_78.3e1a7ed9.2bdef22d_boundary--