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Sun, Aug 16 2009 100 intro Music, Music
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Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS), ADHD and Epilepsy
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Evolution theory for Kids
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The Origin of Species Illustrated
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Evolution Driven Human Psychology
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In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches.
Psychology will be based on a new foundation,
that of the necessary aquirement of each mental power
and capacity by gradation - Charles Darwin.
Sun, Aug 10 2008 100 Wikipedia The Grateful Dead were called the Grateful Dead
in one reference that I changed already.
After all, how would you kNOw
Who Are You and Who's Next
if your own name is not whole.
It is not a matter of Philosophy,
just Music.

The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead

The Beatles
The Beatles

The Who
The Who

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Fri, May 16 2008 30 Women A dying nation.
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Musicals are nice.
I have been watching my hair for the past week with intensity
every day nearly all day long.

Technology is nice too.
From virtualDub to a Sony Erricson k610i,
to a hospital virtual reality.
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Women always like men smart and funny.
I can tell you a joke and you will giggle to the ground,
beacuase it was really funny,
and for you, I am the funniest person in the world anyway.
But if I tell you the same joke again tomorrow,
suddenly I am not so funny anymore.
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With music, its not the same.
You can listen to the same piece over and over again.
You can listen to separate tracks or separate instruments
or separate emotions,
with time and again new and surprising variation.

With musicals you can do that with each square inch of the
screen separately, as each is separately choreographed.
And if you do you discover that so are the characters,
so you can watch each of them too.

So doing it the Ray way, like with the guitar, is a natural.
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Just watch Jean at the Donna scene.
Then Woof and Lafayette.
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George at least, I take it you already know to some degree,
not breaking a single glass and everything.
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Wed, Apr 16 2008 100 Guns and Roses Guns and Roses
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Mon, Dec 03 2007 500 Who Are You How do you know what you know?
How do you know math?
How do you know English?
How do you know Drums?
Where does your name come from?
How do you like your Music?
How do you know about the swimming pool in the middle
of the water at Gordon bay?
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Wed, Sep 19 2007 100 Unicycles It is difficult to document the atrocities of
mankind, without the aid of musicians.

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Fri, Aug 31 2007 100 Tutor Joy One day I was showing you how to play the Piano.
You were in your room,
I was in the living room with the Piano.
I put one finger on the high end of the keyboard
and ran it across to the lower end.
You ran frantically from your room with joy,
thinking I know how to play.
So disappointed you were to discover this was
just your imagination.
So distressed was I, not being able to cater to
my little angel's wishes.
I now play the Guitar.
Thank you Shira for having made me a musician.

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Tue, Aug 14 2007 500 A Stoned Hunter from Old Times He first stood there, to the side of this Mammoth,
and took aim at the deer.

That sounded like a good shot,
I think my dear is dead if I didn't miss him completely.

Then he saw the deer running towards him and
jumped into the skeleton for a safer shooting position.

The sound felt like the best joint he ever had.

He immediately became euphoric
and went home to invent music with his new arch.

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David Bowie
David Bowie
Sun, Jul 15 2007 100 A Day In The Life While you were hugging your cat, my cat Nekko
had yet another FHS attack and I had to hug her with ADHD Holding
for a half an hour or else she would have started
killing herself as usual.

Tzartzarim is the name of the musical piece Shira
wrote, to which I accompany with the Guitar,
and is the concert of thirty minutes I wished to play for you.

I play the guitar with one hand only,
and there is only one person on the planet who does that,
so I have yet to potentially impress you with my
left hand only guitar playing.

Despite my false earlier declarations:
I don't think you will need to impress me much further.
You are a witch, no doubt, but I am not sure of what kind...

Boy, I haven't been scared since the last nearly successful attempt on my life,
while many have tried in silly vane later,
but you!
You I will need to watch out...

If we survive this,
we will probably both die young...

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Sun, Jul 15 2007 300 A Day In The Life I never really concluded with myself
if this table called life is to be titled
reality and imagination, or just life.

Life comes from A Day in the Life,
and means this table is a blog.

Reality and Imagination,
named after Shira's song,
is supposed to deal with tough educational
and philosophical issues pertaining to the differences
in the way indivduals see and relate to reality and life.

This girl was hot for me, and she told me over the wires.
She saw my page where I advertise I am a smoker
and it turned her on.
So I called her up and she said she can not talk to me
at the moment because she is about to be busy walking,
and then she will be busy reading a book,
which she must finish to the end first,
and then she will call me back.
The Cello from Yair Trivalsky's hilarious book about
blind dating immediately came to mind.
She was also a musician, as it was. No relation.

She called me up to say she is now
done with her previous preoccupations,
and the conversation can flow:

She has chronic astma since birth.
Do I smoke? and will I stop? or else...

and besides, all the while we talked about non-smoking,
she had missed three calls that would probably
be people wanting to return her purse.
She had just lost it during her walk-away from dating.

Pavlov (1), Freud (2) and noSoul jumped me all at once.

Now I lost her wallet minutes after
we talked for the first time,
and she will be drooling forever when I ring the bell,
and be calling the police.

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Sun, Jul 15 2007 1900 Basic Rock It is very important the control-N is on the one,
with the bass,
while the click to reset the current window
to copy the next from,
is on the three, with the snare.

It doesn't work well the other way around
becuase the keyboard sounds more bassy
and the mouse is more snare like.

It is also important to open windows in halfs exactly,
and close them in fourths or faster.

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Sat, May 12 2007 100 Stanley Jordan In his Master Sessions Video, Stanly Jordan talks about
how mistakes and stress correlate,
and if you make mistakes when you practice,
usually caused by stress, then the natural stress
later to occur when on stage or recording,
will make the same mistake repeat on stage.
The solution, he says,
is simply not to make mistakes when praticing.
This is easy to achieve, he continues,
all it takes is patience:
never play any faster than the speed
where you are sure you will
not make a mistake.

This system works of course really well.

I am nevertheless trying to improve upon
Stanly Jordan's thoughts and this system:

The stress-mistake correlation is rather a simple
Pavlovian response of muscle memory systems.
When you practice and make a mistake,
there is always a reason in the brain to have
caused it to direct the fingers to make this exact mistake.
Stanley Jordan noticed, that you only make mistakes
when stress comes along,
like when the phone rings, or the cat suddenly snarls,
or the music you are practicing with - just paced up a bit -, too fast for your fingers.

You are practicing, and you have already made that
particular mistake, representing a specific piece of noise
that you heard when you first made it,
which you will identify if you ever hear it again,
and you will hear it again, if you are stressed again,
all else also being the same,
so, don't make the mistakes when you practice
and you will not be able to repeat them when you are later stressed, he concludes.

But if you can hear the same mistake the second time,
not having followed Stanly Jordan's instructions to avoid it,
it means, from Stanly Jordan's accord of years of experience,
that it takes only one time, not two, for the mistake to occur,
for our muscle memory systems to record this mistake
with accuracy and be able to repeat it when conditions
so demand.

And this recording,
Stanly Jordan does not suggest how to prevent in full.

Mistake will continue to occur forever,
much less thanks to Stanly Jordan,
and hopefully even a wee bit less with this.

While Stanly Jordan points out the correlation
between mistake and stress,
and despite his otherwise usual infinite attention to detail,
in this case he is missing, I beleive,
some very improtant relevant details:

The individual mistake which occurs at a particular
timepoint in the music,
occurs with stress occuring at that same point in time,
and the timing of the surrounding split seconds
are all that is relevant.
You are not generally stressed for appearing on stage
and will overall make more mistakes.

Muscle memory records this particular
exact mistake (as I claim, with a single occurance),
as a result of the stressoccuring,
which can not possibly be unrelated to the content of the music itself.
This is why the stress finds its way to occur
at that particular instant in time in the music.
It is only when you recorded the mistake more
times than the non-mistake that the the misake will occur without stress.
This will happen if you are stubborn to repeat a mistake 'until you get it right'. You never will.
To quote Stanely Jordan: slow down until you always
get it correct,
and speed back up only as fast as you can always keep it correct, until you get it right.

But Freud tell us, that when your are stressed
is when your subconcious takes over,
which is why you make mistakes only
when you are stressed.

He is not wrong of course, and none of this
contradicts any of the above.

But it tells us something new and useful:

Who says that if the subconcious takes over
bad things will happen?
Maybe with some understanding, we can harness it?

After all, this is what psychologists have been
doing since Freud anyway,
and musicians since the first time caveman shot his arrow
from inside the hollow echoy skeleton of a mamooth,
or something like that.

Stress, first and formost, causes the quick and agile
subconcious systems to act,
faster than what it would take a more controlled operation.

Freud calls this Pavlovian response, when extreme: a trauma.

Meaning to say:
you will automatically and uncontrollably forever be stressed,
without any logical reason,
by that which happened to have occured in the time vicinity
of the traumatic event.

I must add that if the traumatic event itself is very short
and can be stamped with a single timestamp,
then the potential variety of correleted surrounding events
for the systems to record is very small.

But our subconciousness is partly many millions of years
old and partly a mere two million years in early
stages of development.
It encompasses many primitive and ancient systems, and
this happens to be one of them.

The way our subconciousness knows to tell degrees of
traumatic events apart is simple: it doesn't.

it responds traumatically, or Pavlovianly,
to the event, to the dgree of its illtemper.
Much like Staley Jordan says Staccato and Legatto are
merely digital words in the language to describe
two randomly selected numbers from a scale of one to ten
in a convenient but ineffetive method -
in my view -
traume, a simple pavovian response and the stress-mistake
correlation -
are dgrees of similar behaviour of similar systems
in our brain.

The new trick I am trying is based on
harnessing denial as a tool.
I am trying reverse psychology on my muscle memory
I am trying to train myself so that
whenever I make a mistake,
I immidiately stop everything, as if in panic,
and follow this rule as religiously as practical,
especially if I was recording until a second ago.

I am trying to make my subconciousness deny the mistake
ever occured, with a long thought process to match
and fight the muscle memory recording sequence,
by mimicing extra stressthe second I noticed
the mistake had occured.
From the elevated excitement from the beafed up evnt of the mistake, I expect to help eliminate, at least to a dgree,
the recording of the mistake.
It is also hard for such a mistake to be recorded in muscle
memory because there is no correlation sequence.
If there is absolutely no note in history that has ever
been recorded by muscle memory to follow the mistaken note,
then the mistake itself is at the far end of this muscle
memory sequence and its recorded strength must be very weak.

Since Stanly Jordan's system already insures
that if I combine the two systems it is statistically
improbable to make the same mistake twice,
and as the first and only recording is very weak,
it is less likely that such a mistake,
having been more lighly recorded,
will reoccur on stage

So whats the big deal,
all musician stop playing and start over when
they make mistakes almost all the time.

The difference is in the detail.
Almost is simply not nearly good enough.
If you practice casually without paying much
attention to these details, and set some other standards,
you might make, according to your set standards,
say 10 mistakes an hour on average,
and for nine of them you will stop and start over,
just like I am describing here.

You are not doing a 90% job at all.
You are merly recording about a mistake an hour
in your muscle memoey systems,
and having recorded this information over years,
by now your entire musical arrangment is woven
with recorded mistakes hoping for the stressful
event to appear in their lucky recorded moment in time,
or otherwise a competitor mistake will sprout and win instead.

I can't really say this is a discovry.
My habbits of how to react to mistakes
are a subject I have been toying with for some time now,
and every time I put on Stanly Jordan's master video
again I make sure I am by the computer when the part
where he talks about the stress-mistake correltion comes
on, trying to dig yet another minute detail from his elaborate description of vast experience.

This is also why it is hard for me to measure or report
how well this theory at all works.
This is how I try my best to practice most of the time,
with a very strong conviction it betters my learning speed.
I believe by now I have enough experiemnts to support this conviction.
Stanley Jordan
Stanley Jordan