Playing It By Ear

As second in line, it fell on me to give the eulogy. It was so spiritual. “For the husband is the head of ... Angie: Heaven has ears you know and the angels write it all down. Dr. Clyde: Write this down. Fuck off. ... Playing It By Ear 53.

Author: Clyde R. Forsberg, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145358210X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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The author of All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men: Love, Alienation, and "Reconciliation” in a Big, BIG Mormon Family (Xlibris, 2000) and the controversial Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture (Columbia University Press, 2004) is at it again. American historian by day and Canadian jazz musician and playwright by night, Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. has also written five original “jazz-musicals.” A word of explanation is required. These five plays, four of which have been tested on stage and not found wanting, do not obey many of the rules of so-called dramaturgy. The playwright has no real right or claim to the office or title of playwright. Having the good fortune to be able to call upon the help of a wide array of extremely talented musicians and actors, he brought forth a relatively new type of theatrical expression and experience—a jazz and theatre synthesis that had an important historical, social justice, intellectual/musical, autobiographical, and monologue angles. Originally, the idea was for a history professor who played jazz to use the stage to convey a message of some historical importance, augmented by music, as an experiment to see whether the theatre was not a better medium than the classroom. There is no doubting the important fact that the public cast their vote . . . and quite decidedly in the affirmative, despite it all. And so, some record and testament to all the hard work that went into each and every one of these plays seems justified. A memoir of another sort, Playing It By Ear: The Jazz-Theatre of Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. explores such public events and social issues as the Canadian ice storm of 1998 and the urban-rural divide in Canadian society that it revealed, Louis Armstrong’s arrangement and interpretation of “Black and Blue” and the relationship between racism and domestic abuse hidden between the lines, the end of the nuclear family and death-rattle of patriarchal authority evident at family holiday gatherings, the degree to which the penis as well as the vagina are taboo, and finally, what Forsberg’s seven-year trek along the Silk Road (2003–2010) in search of self understanding and personal renewal would cost him—but also reward him for venturing outside of the box.

Playing it by Ear

Most of the hundreds of essays and reviews I've written - more reviews than essays , though sometimes it's hard to draw the line - are ephemeral , as should be the case . But I've gathered together thirty - three items that deserve ...

Author: William H. Pritchard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032302716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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This volume gathers 33 essays and reviews of William H. Pritchard on English and American writers. The subjects range from such novelists as Trollope, Waugh and Faulker, to such poets as Frost and Larkin and to such critics as Saintsbury, Mencken and Leavis.

Playing It by Ear

The author of All the King's Horses and All the King's Men: Love, Alienation, and "Reconciliation" in a Big, BIG Mormon Family (Xlibris, 2000) and the controversial Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture ...

Author: Clyde R. Forsberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453582088

Category: Drama

Page: 260

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The author of All the King's Horses and All the King's Men: Love, Alienation, and "Reconciliation" in a Big, BIG Mormon Family (Xlibris, 2000) and the controversial Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture (Columbia University Press, 2004) is at it again. American historian by day and Canadian jazz musician and playwright by night, Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. has also written five original "jazz-musicals." A word of explanation is required. These five plays, four of which have been tested on stage and not found wanting, do not obey many of the rules of so-called dramaturgy. The playwright has no real right or claim to the office or title of playwright. Having the good fortune to be able to call upon the help of a wide array of extremely talented musicians and actors, he brought forth a relatively new type of theatrical expression and experience a jazz and theatre synthesis that had an important historical, social justice, intellectual/musical, autobiographical, and monologue angles. Originally, the idea was for a history professor who played jazz to use the stage to convey a message of some historical importance, augmented by music, as an experiment to see whether the theatre was not a better medium than the classroom. There is no doubting the important fact that the public cast their vote . . . and quite decidedly in the affirmative, despite it all. And so, some record and testament to all the hard work that went into each and every one of these plays seems justified. A memoir of another sort, Playing It By Ear: The Jazz-Theatre of Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. explores such public events and social issues as the Canadian ice storm of 1998 and the urban-rural divide in Canadian society that it revealed, Louis Armstrong's arrangement and interpretation of "Black and Blue" and the relationship between racism and domestic abuse hidden between the lines, the end of the nuclear family and death-rattle of patriarchal authority evident at family holiday gatherings, the degree to which the penis as well as the vagina are taboo, and finally, what Forsberg's seven-year trek along the Silk Road (2003 2010) in search of self understanding and personal renewal would cost him but also reward him for venturing outside of the box.

Why Flamingos are Pink

Some musicians have the gift of being able to play a tune after simply hearing it. They do not need sheet music—hence, playing it by ear! Examples of ways to use this phrase are: >° I don't know when I can make the trip.

Author: Valeri R. Helterbran

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781589793354

Category: Reference

Page: 227

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Ever wonder why and how cats purr? Do you sit there looking clueless when a child asks you where hiccups come from? Have you ever wanted to know the derivation of the word "pundit?" If the answer is yes to these questions, then this book is for you. Divided into seven categories the natural world, human body, language, holidays and special occasions, humanities and culture, cuisine, states and culture this book will turn you into a veritable fount on knowledge on all manner of subjects, whether it's the development of the zipper or the origin of the word "posh."

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

... simply hurl- ing insults at people who differ with our views will not help. play by ear • play it by ear play by ... I'm just going to play it by ear. play donkey • play donkey-drop play donkey—take part in a simple card game played ...

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Idioms in the News 1 000 Phrases Real Examples

ear. "With this new expansion we'll see what happens," said Bell. "We'll play it by ear. We have to grow with our customers, with demand. ... "We're just playing it by ear like everybody else," said Bastrop Superintendent Steve Murray.

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Publisher: Peter Bengelsdorf

ISBN: 9781476309354

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The Minority Homeschooler s Guide

PLAYING IT BY EAR This has contributed to the low number of minorities in home education. Many times as minorities we play important issues by ear. Just because someone says one private school is better than any other, we go by that.

Author: Johnson Obamehinti

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781591605942

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Cheater s Guide to Speaking English Like a Native

Now, the expressionis also used in reference to reacting to events or situations without any particular planning. a. I'm not sureif I will do anything this holiday. I'm just playing it by ear. b. I have no plans for tomorrow.

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903122

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Increase your fluency of English through the mastery of common English idioms and expressions. All Native English-speakers use a large number of proverbs and colloquial expressions in their daily conversations. These common sayings, which evolved over the centuries, are like "codes" that reveal the cultural values and attitudes of the speakers. To obtain complete fluency in the English language it is necessary to be familiar with these expressions and know how and when to use them. With a user-friendly format, The Cheater's Guide to Speaking English like a Native is a shortcut to achieving that goal.

Growing Pains

Tempo Products' early success was partly due to its ability to change to meet environmental requirements—to play it by ear. Formal roles and responsibilities, a planning system, and well-defined operating systems did not exist in the ...

Author: Eric G. Flamholtz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787996215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Since it was first published in 1986, Growing Pains has become a classic resource for understanding how start-ups can make the transition to become large, professionally-managed organizations that maintain the special spark that launched them. In the fourth edition of Growing Pains, authors Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle have thoroughly revised and updated the book to include new ideas and concepts including information about strategic planning, Sarbanes-Oxley, family businesses, and overcoming growing pains, as well as new examples and cases of companies.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English J Z

... of this sweet little euphemism is by James Joyce . • He kept right on playing with himself , all through high school , in the face of certain insanity . ... Inspector Regan , " Jack said , playing it by ear . — The Sweeney , p .

Author: Dalzell Victor Eds Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041525938X

Category: Americanisms

Page: 2189

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Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Family as Supportive Personnel in Speech and Hearing Remediation

This could be just pretty damn revolting unless the wife shares the same diet . So laryngectomees should be told ... But , I mildly object to your idea of “ playing it by ear ” for each laryngectomy case . You mentioned , for example ...

Author: United States. Rehabilitation Services Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105219377277

Category:

Page: 74

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Ace Is Wild

“We'll have to play it by ear.” “Wow, first no game plan and now play it by ear. What happened to the anal retentive part of your personality?” “It doesn't want to get killed either. Get in the truck.” “But—” “There's no way of knowing ...

Author: Penny McCall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629594

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The frigid Rocky Mountain air is nothing compared to the chill between a gorgeous scientist and a hardened FBI agent. But out in the middle of nowhere, all it takes is body heat to melt the snow. Alex Scott has been doing just fine on her own, studying mountain lions and living alone in a log cabin seventy-five miles from anywhere. The last thing she needs is some cocky guy, even one with looks to die for, falling from the sky. All FBI agent Tag Donovan wants is to find the mobster who killed his partner. But when he finds himself pushed off a low-flying plane, only to land face-down in the snow in a hail of bullets, survival is the only thing on his mind. Until he gets a good look at the beauty who drags him to safety. Ignoring each other isn’t going to work when there’s no one else around—especially when Alex could be the key to solving Tag’s mystery. And though Tag’s aching body wants nothing but bed rest, Alex’s smoky voice makes him think of more exciting uses for the bed. And the table. And—well, after all, he’s no snow-angel.

Do You Know

I started to play with this guy, Nick [a well-known baritone saxophone player]. He's a bebopper and a standards [repertoire] man. ... You know, you're playing a ballad from memory and now you're playing it by ear.

Author: Robert R. Faulkner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226239224

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, “Do you know ‘Body and Soul’?”—and from there the subtle craft of playing the jazz repertoire is tested in front of a live audience. These ordinary musicians may never have played together—they may never have met—so how do they smoothly put on a show without getting booed offstage. In “Do You Know . . . ?” Robert R. Faulkner and Howard S. Becker—both jazz musicians with decades of experience performing—present the view from the bandstand, revealing the array of skills necessary for working musicians to do their jobs. While learning songs from sheet music or by ear helps, the jobbing musician’s lexicon is dauntingly massive: hundreds of thousands of tunes from jazz classics and pop standards to more exotic fare. Since it is impossible for anyone to memorize all of these songs, Faulkner and Becker show that musicians collectively negotiate and improvise their way to a successful performance. Players must explore each others’ areas of expertise, develop an ability to fake their way through unfamiliar territory, and respond to the unpredictable demands of their audience—whether an unexpected gang of polka fanatics or a tipsy father of the bride with an obscure favorite song. “Do You Know . . . ?” dishes out entertaining stories and sharp insights drawn from the authors’ own experiences and observations as well as interviews with a range of musicians. Faulkner and Becker’s vivid, detailed portrait of the musician at work holds valuable lessons for anyone who has to think on the spot or under a spotlight.

Musical Experience in Our Lives

Eva: No, I want them to play it by ear, Mr. Marquis: Alright, I want them to play it by ear, but it's, but it's not enough time. Eva: They have it, but it's hard to, I had it taped for them [inaudible]. Mr. Marquis: You have it taped?

Author: Jody L. Kerchner

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781578869473

Category: Music

Page: 360

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As we listen and move to music, sing, compose, and play, we engage in musical experiences. These happen in formal learning settings, such as schools and rehearsal halls, but also in informal settings, such as homes and community centers. Musical experiences are fundamentally social and can teach us about ourselves and our relationship to others. This book explores some of the many ways we experience music and create musical meaning from infancy through older adulthood. While vignettes, narratives, and cases form the primary focus of each chapter, the contributors of the book use extant research and theory to deepen understanding of a particular phenomenon, idea, or experience. Chapters are written by leading experts who examine music teaching and learning. They employ various qualitative research methodologies, including case study, narrative inquiry, oral history, and ethnography, yet their contributions are readable, engaging, and refreshingly insightful.

Our Guerrillas Our Sidewalks

Everybody here is playing it by ear . These are the words we all keep using again and again . Playing it by ear . Going one day at a time . We've been ready almost from the start to take care of anything that might happen .

Author: Herbert Braun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742518604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

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This remarkable book tells the story of one man's kidnapping in Colombia from the first-person perspectives of all those involved: the guerrillas, the victim, his wife, his friends, and his brother-in-law, Herbert Braun. In this second edition, the author has added a new chapter that recounts the endurance of Colombia and Colombians in the face of escalating kidnapping and violence, explores the current political situation in Colombia, and reevaluates his own complex response to the guerrillas.

SYMPATHETIC VIBRATIONS

You teach it to him by: • Telling him how to count it (in whatever way you wish) • Playing it for him • Having him play it ... at the previous lesson, but he may have only retained how the rhythm sounds, and simply be playing it by ear.

Author: Amber Esping

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083120

Category: Electronic books

Page: 181

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Sympathetic Vibrations - A Guide for Private Music Teachers is a resource that has been designed to help private music teachers of all instruments develop flexibility in meeting each student's needs. Although it contains many teaching ideas, it is not a "methods" book. Its most important purpose is to help music teachers and their students discover their own answers. It will show how to identify students' learning styles, and demonstrate the benefits of using experimentation and intuition to supplement proven teaching strategies. Music therapists can benefit form the concepts discussed in this book in working with students with special needs. The book offers practical advice for many common teaching situations, as well as motivational activities, composition, improvisation and listening exercises, strategies for rapid advancement, marketing ideas and pragmatic advice for running one's own teaching studio. The appendices include an unusual practice sheet, record keeping forms and a recital planning guide.