Evolution of the Saxophone

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    One goal would be for a dyslexic to read the amino acid sheet music required to perform a composition such as this one, then play it from memory:

     
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    The tracing of the actual amino-acid letters to be played even before playing them may also assist in the music-reading process, even for non-dyslexics:

    Positive Tactile-Kinesthetic Response
    Multimodal alexia: neuropsychological mechanisms and implications for treatment. - PubMed - NCBI
    '....The most important finding of this experiment was that tracing facilitated the learning of arbitrary names which were paired with a series of abstract patterns. This finding could not have been confidently predicted on the basis of any previous experiments, and provides further evidence to suggest that remedial teaching procedures which incorporate tracing are soundly based.'

    What is known as "circular breathing" for didgeridoo can be basically achieved in just a few weeks. It is a critical skill to learn and it opens up the fascinating world of this woodwind instrument. The hygienic aspect of the airdidge is much appreciated, for it can be cleaned both inside and out in mild soap and water. The resonance of this carbon fiber didge is noteworthy. Suggested is to not get into the habit of quickly extending the instrument as shown on the videos. If there is still moisture inside, the parts can dry tightly together and prompt the use of force. After the unit arrived, a 1/4" sliver went into the hand when applying force to twist the sections free, so check for machining before use.

    A mounting of electric switches for didge can be customized by the player: a clarinetist would mostly align with the didge (which is on a stand) axis itself, and the switching harness or armature could actually be a hollow tube-like structure inside of which the didgeridoo could be inserted if didge diameter permits. A sax player, in contrast, would align the switches on some type of armature that is more perpendicular to the axis of the didge. This armature could be a most open, skeleton-type of rigid metal construction. Otherwise, an electric sax on a pivoting tripod-stand places the instrument right next to the stationary didgeridoo.
     
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    Of course this is incredibly fast, though the screenal aspect of amino acid letters will someday be used to depict music similar to this Funk Jam rather than the sheet music shown:

     
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    The video must be played at youtube. The title is "jazzlessononskype.com sample lesson: Playing Outside the Harmony."
     
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    At this point, the 12-letter word in post #145 makes more sense: when the Funk Jam takes just two different chords and goes with all twelve keys in the video, the 12-letter word gets completely expressed.
     
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    In the video, Fagen's fingering is seen from above, which can be transcribed to amino acid chords for electric sax by simply attaching the amino acid letter to the corresponding piano key. To play the same chord (or same note) in quick succession as Fagen does requires a repetition switch that is now evolving for operation by the player's foot.

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    One type of electric sax music is here:

     
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    Looping.
     
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    The entire book is traditional sheet music. What would happen if it were amino acid sheet music instead? Would it help or hinder a normal singer or a dyslexic?

    A New Approach to Sight Singing, a book by Sol Berkowitz, Gabriel Frontier, Leo Kraft, Perry Goldstein and Edward Smaldone, W.W. Norton & Company, New York/London, 5th edition (2011), states on p. 4,

    What To Avoid. For a musician, the ability to 'hear' music without playing it is an invaluable tool. Sight singing is an audible way for students to demonstrate that they can accurately translate notation into sound. The ultimate goal of a sigh singing curriculum is to develop skills and confidence in "hearing" notation and reproducing that notation through singing. Avoid crutches that enable you to learn and sing a melody but that hinder your growth of your ability to hear and sing music without playing it. Under no circumstances should you learn melodies assigned for prepared sight singing by recording them, or learn them through memorization after several playings at the piano or other instruments. Doing so will not help you learn to hear what you see. Furthermore, you should not write the solfege syllables or numbers in the book, as this will prevent you from gaining facility in the use of syllables or numbers. The well-trained musician will be able to look at a line within a texture and accurately "hear" it without playing it (or anticipate it before playing or singing it), and that goal should be in your mind as you practice.'
     
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    We had already posted this presenilin gene in Nov 2018 at post #16 of this thread. One can play the amino acid music music on sax, piano, etc.:

    4 Nov 2019 CBS News: Rare Genetic Mutation Might Hold Clues to Preventing Alzheimer's
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    '.... E280A, in addition she also carried the so-called "Christchurch" mutation in the APOE3 gene.'

    This report from Harvard, etc. is misleading because it does not mention that the "Christchurch" mutation, of which the woman has two copies, is R136S (arginine to serine). Note that arginine has the highest isoelectric point of all amino acids, and that the mutation to serine is a somewhat radical leap, isoelectrically. In the Japanese reports of post #16, the dentate gyrus is implicated, and the mutations are alanine-to-valine (A260V). Since our amino acid music is based on isolelectric assignments of the aminos, this isoelectric report for presynaptic impairment also links the (outer two-thirds) of the dentate gyrus, which we will subsequently link back to those involved in the early story of Alzheimer's:

    Nov 2019 High-Resolution Isoelectric Focusing / Presynaptic Impairment in the Dentate Gyrus
    The proteome of the dentate terminal zone of the perforant path indicates presynaptic impairment in Alzheimer disease. - PubMed - NCBI
    '....in outer two-thirds of the molecular layer of the dentate gyrus....'

    For the Japanese mutation of 1998, A260V (Pubmed abstract # 9643011), the presenilin gene sequence is, from position 251 to 270: AVISVYDLVA/VLCPKGPLRM. The mutation happens where the slash mark is at position 260, flanked on either side by two valines, which means that the natural sequence is changed to three valines in a row.
     

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