PipeChat Digest #3354 - Saturday, January 4, 2003
 
Re: The attack
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: The attack From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 04:13:33 EST     --part1_e6.33ebdf6b.2b47ffbd_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/3/2003 8:37:52 PM Central Standard Time, chercapa@enter.net writes:     > . > Just wondering if anyone feels that they can improvise much easier = on > a EP than a tracker. I find that I have to concentrate too much on the > keyboard action than on the music in my head when I improvise on a = tracker. > Yes I know. The problem is right in there. LOL. >   As far as I am concerned everything is easier on an EP. I am in my 4th = year of college and have had a large tracker and 2 smaller ones at my disposal. = I think suspended action trackers teach self control, restraint and economy = of motion more than sheer athleticism. They are like a harpsichord. If you play too hard, especially when divisions aren't coupled down, you can hear = it in the action and the pipe speech. When divisons are coupled, it teaches = you not to tense up your hand but to push down from the shoulder. I have an easier time improvising on trackers when they are coupled. Greg   --part1_e6.33ebdf6b.2b47ffbd_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 = 1/3/2003 8:37:52 PM Central Standard Time, chercapa@enter.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. </FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Just wondering if = anyone feels that they can improvise much easier on a EP than a tracker. I = find that I have to concentrate too much on the keyboard action than on = the music in my head when I improvise on a tracker. Yes I know. The = problem is right in there. LOL.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>As far as I am concerned everything is easier on an EP. &nbsp;I am in = my 4th year of college and have had a large tracker and 2 smaller ones at = my disposal. &nbsp;I think suspended action trackers teach self control, = restraint and economy of motion more than sheer athleticism. &nbsp;They = are like a harpsichord. &nbsp;If you play too hard, especially when = divisions aren't coupled down, you can hear it in the action and the pipe = speech. &nbsp;When divisons are coupled, it teaches you not to tense up = your hand but to push down from the shoulder. &nbsp;I have an easier time = improvising on trackers when they are coupled. <BR>Greg</FONT></HTML>   --part1_e6.33ebdf6b.2b47ffbd_boundary--