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JF Brissette
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If you want to see what documents and data you're keeping in iCloud, just Go to this folder: ~/Library/Mobile Documents.
It's a quick way to see what's "up there" without opening the individual apps. You can also create aliases from there, too, for quick access to an iCloud-stored doc, again without needing to open the app.
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Yes, though you to think of this like traditional sync (Dropbox, etc.) when doing so.  Just be sure you don't have the file open in multiple locations since it's easy to have an "old" version end up getting saved over a "new" version.

Used "normally" iCloud at least attempts to resolve such issues.  As well, the various apps may implement their own controls that I suppose might be triggered when you open the file via iCloud on OSX.

I suspect iCloud would catch and complain about a version conflict this way, but I haven't really tested.  So I'd certainly back up things first :-).
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Thomas, what a fantastic installment, one of your best. I learned a lot, not only about horns but also about Mr. Holst as a human being. Thanks for sharing with the world. Worth watching multiple times.
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Hello to Katie, David, and the MPU community! Glad to be a part of it.
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This sneak preview is a great idea, Thomas! Can't wait to see this course come to life. I hear it's amazing. (And that voice!)
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+Angelica Mata I can think of so many reasons why you should! Therapeutic is but one. If you do, let me know.
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This brings back find memories. :-)
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Here's hoping every track from Stick Figures get its own YouTube release. :-)
This is great, Greg (aka Mr. Ambassador.) You play a mean seven, sir. 
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Possibly my favorite track on the album, Greg!
Time to put it back under my fingers... It teaches so much about articulation and phrasing on the Stick. Oh, and dynamics. (See? It's all there in a few minutes of inspired music.)
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Greg, I love the new added interlude after the solo—and the plucked chord at the very end! This song was my very first exposure to the Stick as a solo instrument, Las Vegas, 1994, at the same time I got by Baritone-tuned instrument.. Beautiful song, beautifully played.
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Josh Layne made a great video on pedal changes (camera looking at his heels facing towards the instrument), complete with a chromatic octaves exercise which shows excellent pedal technique using both heels and soles: Pedal Changes! Harp Tuesday episode 55
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The story you tell about your father noticing your curiosity and interest at a young age while listening to this great symphony is really moving. Thanks for sharing. I can relate to having parents in tune with their children and benefiting from it.
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Dynamics thermometer, R.I.P. Vive le Venn diagram!
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Cheers, JF! (my favorite editor)
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Absolutely beautiful, relaxed and introspective performance.

What would you say are the main sonic differences between this new Stick and your original Baritone-tuned instrument, the one you used on"Stick Figures"?
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Hi JF,

Except for the tuning, this instrument is different in every way.  I recorded "stick Figures" on a polycarbonate Stick with the standard Stickup pickup and light gauge strings and stainless steel Fret Rods.  This instrument has medium strings, the new R-Block, which places the melody pickup a little farther from the bridge, in addition to being a completely different technology.  The frets are integrated into the structure made of anodized aluminum, which feels more like "stone" that steel.

All of these things add up to a different sound and feel, not to mention the fact that I've been playing for 20 more years, and have better recording technology to work with.

So it's hard to point to one single element, but if I did it would be the pickup, and then the fretboard itself.  Thanks for asking!
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Can you tell us a little about the recording process, both video and audio?
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I speak French, Spanish and English.
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  • Musicians Institute
    Bass guitar, 1988 - 1989
  • Collège Marguerite-Bourgeoys
    Classical Guitar, 1978 - 1980
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