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Old 02-27-2017, 03:01 AM   #31
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I had wondered why Bruce Gandy did this. Now I know!
Well there's that reason and the purely practical one that the modern lightweight frames don't need much encouragement to slip down your nose.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:57 PM   #32
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Thanks so much for your excellent suggestions. I think that I will try the suggestions of taking off my glasses and focusing on some small inanimate object. I do not compete until May but I have committed myself to a solo performance tomorrow (St. Patty's Day) in our 55+ Florida park. What a great way to try out some of your suggestions.

Thanks again....so much appreciated!!
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:46 AM   #33
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I do not compete until May but I have committed myself to a solo performance tomorrow (St. Patty's Day) in our 55+ Florida park.

Thanks again....so much appreciated!!
Just a small correction in the spirit of education. It's "St Patrick's Day" or "Paddy's Day"..but it's never "Patty's day". Not in Ireland anyway. Have a fab performance.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:11 AM   #34
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During practice, I imagine that I'm performing solo and dare myself to make it through my tunes cleanly and without lapses in memory.

For Piobaireachd, I try to find phrases that "say" the line of the variation that I am on. An example, for me, in the Wee Spree is that part of the flow of the tune says: "this is line 2, this is line 2, this iiiissss line 2, IT IS"

Given that I'm adding Little Supper to my list, I'll need to find a way to incorporate line numbers into my mental tune.

The above method is not infallible.

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