Hi again LFP ! Thank you much for your kind words and encouragment. I really appreciate it.
how do you put relaxation into the process?
Well that is, ahem, something that I kinda forgot to tell about in the first post - but I was not going to repost cause I did not think anyone would really care anyway.
But now that you have brought it up ... it is so very important to maintain a relaxed right hand (body) in the exercise. As the crescendo starts to build, it is easy to also allow crippling muscle tension to build also.
Now here is something really neat that I have learned and am learning more how to apply as I go ... it is called:
"negative learning" -
In the exercise ( or really any practice ), if I start feeling any part of my body beginning to tense up , I now use negative learning to deal with the problem - and in this example, it is this - when I feel any tension - I go ahead and dileberately tense (my arm for example) up - I tense really hard so as to really bring it up to a concious level - then I immediately relax - and I might do that 3 or 4 times in a row to get the feeling of the tension and relaxation - then I start the exercise again - after a time or 3 it just somehow starts working more correctly.
Negative learning can work in so many areas - I don't even know.
I have been taught that when learning a new movement or action of some sort, that the best way to learn it is to first greatly exagerate the movement or action. In that way, the lesser movement/action is *felt* as easier.
Pros may disagree with this learning technique - all I can say is that I think it works great for me.