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Re: Air Intake of the Echoplex Manual
At 11:27 AM 11/1/2004, Larry Cooperman wrote:
>Kim made the analogy to not being able to play the guitar by manual and
>that's right. But it's fruit and meat. learning the guitar, manual or
>otherwise, is at the same time learning music, culture and what girls
Aside from the part about "what girls like", I would say learning looping
is quite similar, not different. You are also learning about music,
culture, a process for creating, techniques on an instrument, the
vocabulary of that instrument. It's much more than a bunch of buttons on
some box. A looper is an instrument that takes a lot of learning and
practice to become skilled, and the manual that came with the looper isn't
going to teach you most of that. It just tells you what the functions and
buttons do and where to connect the cables.
So far as I can tell though, looping is not a very good way to meet girls.
>Happens to involve technology now and manuals that don't, maybe, go about
>being tutorial like and that are using an organizational principal based
>on jargon, are somewhat hard for me.
Is jargon avoidable? I don't see how. At some point you have to give names
to concepts and ideas and functions. Overtime I think it just becomes
necessary or the communication is too cumbersome for those who talk about
it all the time. The names develop naturally. When somebody new comes into
it, part of learning the subject is learning the terms that go with it.
That is also true for classical guitar as much as it is for looping or
anything else. In the beginning with any new subject, it is always
confusing while you figure out what all the new words mean.
Kim Flint | Looper's Delight
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