Georgia Tech College Football

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are constantly a force to be reckoned with in the very difficult Atlantic Coast Conference. Even though this may perhaps well be considered a rebuilding season after the loss of 4 major players to the NFL draft, the team’s record is 3-2 as of the first week of October. There have been wins over South Carolina State, North Carolina, and Wake Forest. Their losses have been to Kansas and ACC rival NC State.

The Yellow Jackets have a tough conference schedule ahead of them, with upcoming conference games against Virginia, Clemson, Duke, Miami, and Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jacket’s last game of the season is traditionally played against in state rival University of Georgia. You will discover 4 remaining home games this season.

Paul Johnson has been the head football coach at Georgia Tech since 2008. He previously served as the head coach at Georgia Southern University from 1997-2001 and the US Naval Academy from 2002-07. Johnson amassed a 20-7 record in his very first 2 years at Tech, and led the team to the ACC Championship in 2009. The Yellow Jackets also went on to play inside the Chick fil-A Bowl in 2008 plus the Orange Bowl in 2009.

The Yellow Jackets play their home games in Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field, in the heart of the Tech campus. Built in 1913, the stadium is the oldest on campus stadium in Division I football. The stadium is named for Georgia Tech coaching legend Bobby Dodd, the head coach for twenty two years, from 1945-66. Bobby Dodd stadium provides fans with a spectacular view of downtown Atlanta’s skyline. A major expansion of the stadium was completed in 2003, adding extra seating at both end zones, new locker rooms, a player’s lounge, a media room, and coach’s offices. The current seating capacity is 55,000 seats.

Georgia Institute of Technology was founded in 1885. It is considered one of the leading research universities within the country. Located on four hundred acres within the heart of Atlanta, Tech has an enrollment of over 20,000 students. US News & World Reports has consistently ranked Georgia Tech among the top 10 public universities in the nation. The university offers degree programs in 36 undergraduate majors, 47 master’s programs, and thirty doctoral programs.
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Mirror Image Piano Exercises – Piano Drill for Dexterity Used by Chick Corea

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Mirror Image Piano Exercises – Piano Drill for Dexterity Used by Chick Corea

Chick Corea: It’s an old tango. “Anna’s Tango.” I thought that would be a nice intro to this. We’re going to talk about as a basis for our chat, this book that we published ourselves, many many years ago, called “A Work in Progress.” What the book was, when I put it together, was an attempt to just write down the way I do things. People ask questions. Musicians ask questions. “How do you did this?” “How do you write?” “How do you put a band together?” So forth, and what ever.

The thing that I want to get across is, in music everyone does it the way they do it. It’s a subjective thing. It’s an art form. So I thought the best that I could offer, in terms of answers, is the way I do things. So this is the way I do things. I call it my hat write up. My musician’s hat. So we have the new version of the musician hat, “A Work in Progress,” by the time we do this in March. The new revisions.

That’s what it’s going to be about. There’s all this stuff in here. We can talk about whatever we want to talk about. Let’s see. You know personal policies as a musician, playing the piano, comping, accompaniment, making time, talking about tempo and rhythm, composing. That’s some things that are in the book.

I thought it would be interesting to take up this one thing. I put a revision in the book under, I call it the “Basics.” Playing the piano. This is in the chapter, “Playing the Piano.” I came across an interesting thing many years ago, that I find is not commonly known, but it’s a way of looking at the keyboard, because the keyboard — there’s the keyboard. You’ve got all these white notes, [Plays notes.]

Then all these black notes [Plays notes.]

If you see how they’re arranged [Plays notes.]

There’s an octave. From C to C. [Plays notes.]

That’s an octave. It’s kind of unevenly arranged, if you look at it. There’s 5 notes there, 6 notes there. There’s another bunch of notes here. It’s a little — it’s not like this. But there is a way to view the keyboard in a mirror image. Where it gets divided exactly in half. And all you have to do is look at the A flat [Plays note] or the D [Plays notes.]

And all of a sudden you have a mirror image, a complete mirror image. If you look this way from the A flat, and this way, from the A flat, you’ll see a mirror image. [Plays notes.]

Graphically, that is. And it’s a great reference point because — I don’t know if this was thought of when this construction of the keyboard was put together, or whenever it was, but if you think about it, most living things, especially the human body, is a mirror image. Make a line down the middle, there’s the two hands.

It’s a mirror image. Divide the mirror in half. It’s a mirror image. The hands fit on the keyboard exactly as a mirror image. You know how you — when you do exercises, you might exercise one side, but then you balance it out by exercising the other size because it’s a mirror image. You do exercises like that. ‘Cause you have to balance the body. With the piano, it’s the same thing. you want to keep both hands going. Usually we’re brought up where one hand is stronger than the other. Usually the right hand. This exercise and using this principle is a way to strengthen any phrase that you want to strengthen by turning it into a mirror image. Let me show you what I mean. There’s a D [Plays note.]

One of the exercises that I wrote, simple exercise, with the five fingers.

You put [Play note] this note here, [Play note] that note there.

See, it’s a mirror image. That’s a D [Plays note]. The hands fit on it like this, the five fingers. That’s a mirror image sound. You see that? So you’ve got five fingers and there’s a book that I used to- that my piano teacher, when I was 8 years old, Salvatore Sullo, from Boston. Classical pianist. Wonderful guy. He used to laugh at jazz. When I went and auditioned for Sulo, I played [Plays song]

He sat there snickering, “Haha that’s that Dizzy Gillespie music!” But anyway, he was a cool guy, he introduced me to these Italian books called the “Rossomandi.” I don’t even know if they make them anymore. I have this tattered copy. They have these mirror image exercises in there. This was the first one. It was [Plays notes.]

You know, [taps fingers.] That’s all it is [Plays Notes.] But the shape of the keyboard, shapes the exact shape of the hand. It’s a mirror image. You can do all sorts of things with that, you can go [Plays notes.] …

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