What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by brians » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:40 am

Burt Weedon's 'Play in a Day' in order to circumnavigate all the lessons on here.

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Pat
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Pat » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:06 pm

I've recently started reading Emblems of Mind by Edward Rothstein, which takes a deeper look into the similarities between mathematics and music.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:54 pm

Laurence Bergreen, Al Capone, the man and the era - a fantastic book about the rise and fall of America's most famous criminal.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by casy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:31 pm

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable power to control evolution by J. Doudna
This is becoming an important part of our future. Perhaps there is a genetic code to give us the ability to move our fingers
extremely fast and any other number of interesting attributes in playing guitar. This book is extremely difficult to understand but at
least there are scientists out there who can understand this stuff. I think immortality would be nice to have at least for a while.
U-tube has several videos on CRISPR research you may check out.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by jscott » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:59 am

casy: yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

Sure, immortality, piece o'cake. Send cash in an envelope now!

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Pat
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Pat » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:38 am

Immortality would be nice, I could postpone doing things indefinitely without feeling guilty about it!

Gattaca is an interesting movie that shows a future where genetic modifications are not only possible but the norm. Doesn't touch on music other than a scene where a 12 fingered pianist plays a piece out of the reach of others, but still.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:22 am

“First Lady,” by Michael Malone.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:48 am

Extremly interessting subject, at least for me.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Bododio » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:41 pm

The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston. The search for a forgotten ancient city somewhere in the Honduran rain forest. Very interesting reading :!: :shock:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mike Steede » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 pm

Bododio wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:41 pm
The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston. The search for a forgotten ancient city somewhere in the Honduran rain forest. Very interesting reading :!: :shock:
Fiction or non-fiction?
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Guero » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:24 pm

Virginie Despentes "Vernon Subutex 2"

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mollbarre » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm

Old Jeffery Deaver novel; Hell's Kitchen...

I seem to alternate between serious and fluff...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Bododio » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:14 pm

Mike Steede wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Bododio wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:41 pm
The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston. The search for a forgotten ancient city somewhere in the Honduran rain forest. Very interesting reading :!: :shock:
Fiction or non-fiction?
It's non-fiction. Preston has an interesting writing style that I'm enjoying as much as the story itself.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by William Byrd » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:44 am

Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo

Never stop listening to the sound inside you. (p25)

When we empty our cup we agreed to rid ourselves of the preconceptions that block new learning. This is the attitude of the true beginner. (p26)

There is joy in the struggle. (p40)

Do not allow knowledge to interfere with the naturalness that music demands. One can easily overthink a part. Just play. If it feels right, it is right. (p51)

We find our limits by taking on challenges. (p61)

Follow through in every aspect of your training, then follow through some more. (p65)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by andries veldhuis » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 pm

jscott wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:30 am
andries veldhuis wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Crime and punishment, Dostojevski
the Pevears' translation? (I'm a big fan of their translations of Russian literature.)
No, its a recent Dutch translation, sorry for the late reaction

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