Play Violin – The Basics

A few years ago I began to notice a slow down in my mental processing. One of my hobbies is caving and designing software to map the caves that I explore. Programming is a challenge for me, working out all the details of creating as much cave detail from as little data as possible. I had to put the programming aside because I could not work out the problems.

Wii Music is a great way to bring out musical creativity in kids and adults. After looking at some of the reviews, I really wanted to see if the game was fun or not. What I found is a fun game that can be played by the entire family. With the Wii music you can play the piano or the drums just by moving your hand. You can also have a few friends join in to make a band. You will even have the ability to record your musical performance right from the computer. The game itself will cost you about $50 at most locations. You can find the game wherever the Wii game is sold. This is yet another fun game that will give you hours of good fun. The concept behind the game is great. All kids love to be original and creative. Even adults will have loads of fun trying to figure out how to work the controllers.

Of Others starts out with a track called The Time of Low Volume. This track preps you to digest the rest of the work. The song begins with a driving cord progression (which turns out to be the chorus) followed by an unexpected backflip into a drum driven verse accompanied by held out notes that I can only describe as…well…fun. No points for creative writing there. This is all layered under haunting vocals with unexpectedly catchy melodies. A very relaxing and flowing bridge follows right before they turn the burners on and the water starts to boil right out of the rock pot. Then it cools down to a wonderfully classical version (similar sound to a Hip-Hop violin but maybe guitars) of the chorus vocal melody. This is like mommy blowing on a meal before baby eats it. We are now ready to dig in!

Myka and Father Baird discuss Sister Grace but it is noted she never met with Ellis before. While Father Baird is speaking, Myka falls into a trance, she is now infected. When Lattimer meets up with her he explains that they have the artifact. She punches him and calls him an ass. They realize the pocket watch is not correct. Lattimer believes the correct artifact gets people to act on their subconscious urges. They retrace their steps and end up at the church.

At the AA meeting, Lattimer meets Dave, another recovering alcoholic, and Ellis Hayes, psychiatrist leading the group. Dave is addressing his alcoholism when he snaps and loses his balance. Dave leaves the room and Lattimer follows and they arrive at the bar from earlier. Lattimer prevents Dave from having a drink. Ellis arrives and notices Ross attempting to touch Myka. He confronts him and says, “We’ve talked about this.” Myka and Lattimer realize Ross has treated these people in the past.

While we were there, a woman approached, asking if this had been our home. We nodded but just couldn’t speak. She said she owned a rental in Lake Arrowhead and wondered if we would like to live there until we figured out what we were going to do. Amazing. An angel (and many more angels) would come to our aid that day. When we arrived at the rental home, someone we didn’t even know had already gone from neighborhood to neighborhood asking if they would be willing to clean out their garages and give us anything we might need. That evening a huge moving van pulled up full of new everything: clothes, dishes, bedding, beds, more than we could have ever needed. Phone calls came from people with gift cards to grocery stores and clothing stores. It was truly incredible, the kindness that was offered us.

Robert G. Hasty directs the Northwestern University Summer Orchestra on Friday, July 12 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. The 7:30 p.m. program includes Chaminade’s Flute Concertino in D Major, featuring flutist Gerard Dutton and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students. Also at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall will be the Northshore Concert Band, performing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Daniel J. Farris will conduct an evening of band classics and march favorites. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students.

The rest is up to the almighty and your lady love. If she rejects you after attempting all five of these, then do not worry. Either she will propose you herself or this is not a good time for you. Because she is not made for you.

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