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Sunday, February 26, 2012 5:12:29 PM

Strange Dynamics
ALLREGRETTO: When you’re 16 measures into the piece and realize you took too fast a tempo ANGUS DEI: To play with a divinely beefy tone A PATELLA: Accompanied by knee-slapping APPOLOGGIATURA: A composition that you regret playing APPROXIMATURA: A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an “I meant to do that” (...more)
Friday, February 03, 2012 11:26:33 AM

Using the Keyboard to Understand Scales
  Some teachers require students to learn keyboards (usu. piano) before they actually learn the instrument of their choice, because the keyboard makes things more ‘visual’. On this keyboard above, you see a highlighted portion, from a low ‘C note’ to a higher ‘C note’. This is a ‘C-Scale’. A scale is a graduated range of values forming (...more)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:57:45 PM

Church Sound Systems
Setting up a sound system is a great challenge for anyone. Pastor Davis first approached me about setting up the sound system at the new church in Graham, before its scheduled  opening 1 Jan 1999. “I was astonied until the evening oblation” as Daniel the prophet said. Thankfully, a very patient sound engineer in Missouri (...more)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:42:39 PM

Troubleshooting PA Systems
There’s a lot that can go wrong with a  PA System. Here’s a few tips for the ‘big stuff’. Those things that we’re afraid of, that make loud noises and scare us to death. Not all problems are that way, some are just little annoying things; annoying enough to disturb a church service. Here’s a (...more)
Monday, January 16, 2012 7:22:10 PM

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