Since we all are teachers, whether ultimately "our own teacher", teaching others privately or teaching the youth in a school setting such as Middle School, High School or College level, I will be gearing FixYourBrass to include teachers and performers. My posts will have various "topics" (Range, for example), with information for development and maintaining these categories as well as problems that may arise. The posts may be followed by my own "comments" and as to solutions to these problems watch for follow-up posts. So please add your own comments as to create a dialogue regarding said posts as well as any "personal problems" that I can help with. Looking forward to this exchange.
Monday, June 13, 2011
#2 of "10 Things..."
#2...Balance Both Brain Hemispheres After drinking 2 glasses of water ( see #1) , sit comfortably in a chair and cross your ankles, with your preference as to which leg is on top. Now interlock your fingers IN REVERSE (once again with your preference as to the top hand) thumbs down and then TURN THE HANDS DOWN AND INWARD TOWARDS THE BODY. Rest the elbows against the chest and bring the reversed, folded hands against the body. Sit in this position, breathe slowly and deeply for 5-10 minutes, or until a feeling of "calmness" is experienced throughout the entire body. Most people are Right or Left Hemisphere dominant. This process makes practice and performance balanced between the "analytical" thinking and the "intuitive", resulting in a more harmonious and productive playing session.