Why Celebrities Should Not Take Their Role Too Seriously

We all know that in today’s popular culture and trends that we have celebrities who are expected to fulfil certain things to satisfy audience at large without actually showing true talent behind them. The question is, why? People have wired this new trait into the human race. They want to be the number one at everything, no matter what it is. this is actually a trait that has been around for as long as human evolution has existed, but with the emergence of language and technology, we can rebuild new traits.
Male celebrities try to compete and female celebrities are constantly at the vanity. So what happens when we have some kind of overlap–the question I asked before, why is it okay for girls to be tomboys, but not okay for boys to be sissies? Let’s take Justin Biever, for instance. He may act all tough and manipulative, and people have disputed his gender and sexual identity because of the way he sang when he was little, and sometimes because of the way he sings now. So, what happened to the real Justin? His masculinity is slowly being taken away, and he is using his tough-guy act to cover it up. Take a look at this scenario a friend provided me with.
One day he went to the United Kingdom and while he was there, he fainted on-stage, so he went to a hospital. Well, when he got out of the hospital, he went back to his hotel to play with his Xbox or whatever, causing him to be not one, not two, but three hours late to a concert! For it must be understood that someone of his celebrity status is often paid to do a job, and with his fans being little kids or young teens, they have curfews and have school the next day. And also parents have to work hard, sometimes doing so many jobs just to afford those ridiculously overpriced tickets. Meanwhile, he gets paid millions upon millions of dollars while the hard working man barely makes enough for himself let alone for his overly-obsessed daughter with even more overly-obsessed teen heartthrob fantacies. Anyway, most people instead of waiting around for him to show up just get up and leave. Without so much as even giving an apology to those who were practically waiting around all hours of the night for him to show up to sing a few songs, he just comes in, kind of performs one or two songs and just goes home. He tries to tweet about how sorry he is on twitter so as to make people believe it’s all water under the bridge, when in all reality it most certainly isn’t. That’s one reason why I think he’s a sissy boy. He’s getting all the opportunities that people with true talent should be getting! He’s making it hard for real singers to become discovered! Now let us get onto the most obvious reason why Justin Bieber is an example of a sissy boy. Okay, so after that disastrous concert where he was booed for showing up late and rightfully so, he goes back to his hotel to crash for the night, or does he? The answer to that question, the world may never know. However, what the world certainly does know is that the next day, as he’s exiting the hotel, lo and behold. There are papparazzi! So they say a few words to him, he’s got his big fat body guards that are probably in all reality just as much, if not more of sissies than he is. So he tells the guys to move out of the way, and as a result a fight begins, all because some guy said a few words that the body guard didn’t like. The photographer wasn’t even directing his words at Bieber, and it was only after Bieber jumped out of the car did the his words become directed at Bieber. So Justin decides to play tough by saying he’ll beat the crap out of the guy who said whatever to set Justin and his crew off, and lo and behold, those body guards are basically carrying him back into the car! So basically instead of the body guards letting Justin put his money where his mouth is to prove how much of a man he really is, or rather, the lack of a man he really is, these body guards of his are yet again not only babying and spoiling him, but are perpetuating his downward spyrol. And that is why Justin is now in the lion’s den, and why Justin Bieber is a sissy.
I don’t know much about this interpretation. To be honest, this is beyond my scope of comprehension, so I cannot make any comments of my own. What i can say is based on what I have conducted when I researched Justin. Perhaps there are some missing points that, when added would give a person more of a mental picture as to why Justin is more of a sissy than we realise.
People who are cowards try to use fear as their biggest weapon, and that’s what most bullies do. Of course the best thing you can do is laugh it off or use verbal judo to intimidate the bully. They say if you fight back you are only giving the bully more power because they are wanting to feed on the feedback. If the bully gets no feedback they will get tired. Lois Lowry wrote in ‘Son’ where the trade master has to watch the outcome of his evil powers. If he makes a person incapable of walking, he’ll watch that person struggle to walk and it’ll be like some kind of food to this creature. If he is unable to see this, he’ll get hungrier and hungrier because he needs to feed on this power. The same goes for bullies. They want results to give them more energy.
I have never appreciated how guys use their clever tactics to impress the girls by acting all tough and or girly. That’s not real and honest mating. How do other animals mate? How do humans in other parts of the world mate? I’ll cover that in another post.

Major Accessibility Issues with Blogger

Having Trouble Importing My WordPress Blog

Just today, I decided to set up a blog on Blogger to see if I can get more out of my blogging experience and still maintain the same domain name.

I am not as tech-savvy when it comes to domain registering and stuff like that. I have had to deal with lack of step-by-steps guides and use trial-and-error methods. Many of these instructions I find aren’t as specific as they claim to be. Further more, they are not screen-reader and browser-specific to meet with accessibility standards.

So what Does this Mean?

Right now, the best thing that you can do is go to Sensation Experience which will redirect you to my word press site, which is http://www.sensationexperience.com/. You will get a notice saying that the site has not been checked for viruses or spam.

Spending lots of time trying to Verify Ownership of Domain

Another problem I ran into today was how bad the instructions were on how to properly verify a domain name. I spent three hours using every method and I finally succeeded in verifying the domain using the DNS records method, but when I try to set a preferred domain, it still says I need to verify. What’s up with that?

Once I get this rolling I’ll find a way to import the XML of my word press account which is already converted to my Blogger account.

I can’t believe Google has hidden the import and export buttons so well. Not even using the find feature with my screen reader yield any results. I am thinking that Word Press is more user and screen reader-friendly than Google.

My newly-found phreaking Abilities

Ever since I was about seven or eight years old, I learnt how to distinguish the sound of each note, hence how I developed my absolute pitch. However, I discovered that I could apply this perfect pitch to not just music, but also things like using the telephone, recognise certain textures of sound when I dial the telephone, and knew when I was calling a fax machine or dialup system. At the time, I knew that these were tones that a person could associate with these things. When I started getting more technical in later years, I learned that computers used tones in various forms of sine wave frequencies to communicate to each other mathematically across long distances. These tones also included different types of noise as well. That brings me to something I just discovered. Up to this point, I did not know that the emergency alert systems found on television and radio used tones to send encoded messages across the network, yet when I heard the tones I associated them with an emergency message. I did a bit of research and learnt that the series of tones I was hearing was called the specific area of message encoding, or SAME.

As blind people, we tend to be more aware of our surroundings, with our third or mind’s eye. We are able to see and hear beyond, like in ‘The Giver’. This doesn’t mean that we cannot see and or hear physically, but it just means we are able to view the world differently. I have been able to recognise speech synthesisers that you would normally find in screen readers on places like the public city bus, in movies, the ATM, and other keosks. Of course, this doesn’t mean that blind people are the only ones who know about it, for certainly there must be a number of sighted people who know about these things, only they are not visible to the general public. I know a number of amateur radio operators, and as mentioned in my post, blind people seem to develop their own culture that is devoted to the mannerism associated with radio communications. This leaves outsiders who cannot conform to the culture to be overwhelmed because we cannot understand their close-mindedness.

I looked into the phantom flute phenomenon, where if you play two flutes in the high ranges, you will often hear a third flute that is not present. This is due to the resultant (sum of two frequencies or difference of two frequencies) that I was picking up. As a prospective piano tuner, I had to know what these were and how they would get in the way when I was tuning really high strings. The same applies for dual-tone multi-frequency or DTMF tones. When you dial a number or letter, two given frequencies that are predetermine create a unique texture that allows a person to know what is being dialed. In FBI and other forms of criminal investigation, people like us can listen to numbers being dialed so we can track the numbers of the party the caller is calling. This same thing goes for people who are incapable of measuring heart and breathing rate, save for the equipment they need.

When I learned how to differentiate beatings, i also learnt how to calculate frequencies that humans cannot hear based on how they feel. I could mention in a job interview that I can calculate a person’s heart rate, or a tremor based on my knowledge and muscle memory. I can calculate how fast a fly’s wing is buzzing while scientists had to use expensive equipment to do that. It’s a shame, because they could have matched the tones using a free programme like audacity and the recording of the insect’s wings.

When I was making these discoveries, I knew I wanted to try out a facsimile machine, and use dialup, despite the fact that people said those things were going out of date and that dialup was slow. It wasn’t because of the obvious that I wanted to use these systems, but it was because i was fascinated by the sounds it made when it communicated across the telephone line. I was wondering if some day in the future transhumans will be able to decode messages like morse code used in amateur radio in a natural sense, without using implanted devices. I got inspired by this idea when someone told me that scientists would be able to upload brain waves that escaped from your ears into a database. They would burn those brain waves onto a CD, which holds some form of music. Let’s say you are dancing. They would be able to record how your brain behaves when you dance. If they could copy that into a computer and replay it back in a room full of people, then everyone would start dancing because their brains would be decoding the brain waves.

So, I have met other blind people who shared this same passion of mine and we believe that if more people were interested in a certain way, not to the point where we know all about it, but to a certain extent, we could change the world in getting more people to pay attention more closely. What do you all think? I think we can learn how to be more aware of our surroundings if we just stop going into our iWorld environment and get out into the real world, because the iWorld is for people who are close-minded and selfish and the real world is for people who really care. We need to keep onto empathy and compassion.

Electrolysis Hair Removal

Ever since I began to look at the art of electrolysis as a vocational career, I have run into several controversial marketing and sales issues regarding home systems that do not work and how much discipline a person must possess to be able to treat themselves efficiently and expertly. I decided to put in my own views on this matters and focus on all sides to encompass all the problems these web sites have on consumers.
Last summer of 2013, I heard about a small, battery-operated gismo called the One Touch Clean and Easy Deluxe Home Electrolysis system. This page explains about what the machine does. As a blind person, I discovered that no where on the manual or web site it says vision is required to use the product. I can say from experience that you can feel the areas you are treating. However, because the world consists mainly of sighted individuals, it makes sense to use your vision more and pretend that visual deprivation will not make a difference. It does make a difference, because you can pay attention to detail using your tactile and auditory senses.

Another reason why home electrolysis is not recommended is because of lack in skill.

While this may be true in most cases, I believe that in order for a prospective professional electrologist to be successful, they must first understand how the treatment works. If they choose, they can treat themselves. However, in our society, self-image and integrity are important than the will to care for others. That’s why people lack discipline to really learn the procedure. Lack of skill can make treatment more painful if not done properly. Again, this might be true, but this is because this person is not willing or motivated to taking the time to really do the job well.

Whilst self-treatment is an option, it can pose as a danger to the electrology profession because less people are paying to have it done for them, and the fact that people have more control over their pain threshold than if it was done professionally. Again, I think there needs to be a balance, such as using sensation transmission to bond the client and professional together via use of electrodes on the brain, or using nitrous oxide and oxygen to relax the client during the procedure. I often find myself listening to music and or an audiobook while I undergo the treatment, as it helps me concentrate more on those than on the stinging sensation I get each time. Again, electrologists who are capable of treating themselves are highly encouraged to join the electrology field so that they can pay back in ways money can’t do.

Five months later, I came across a system called the <a href="http://www.vector-electrolysis.com/'Vector Professional Electrolysis System Trademark, which uses lethal voltages to destroy hair with tweezers and a conductivity gel. However, I’ve been checking on Hair Facts’s hair removal section and things to avoid. I should point out that the information is out of date, as this happened in 2001. Now it is 2014. A lot has changed since then.

I did some comparison between the Deluxe manual and Vector User Guide.

Here are a few examples.

  • Both the One Touch manual and Vector User Guide indicate that the products must be used by people eighteen and older, and to keep away from children.
  • The Vector User Guide explains the procedure of how hair removal works using chemical reactions. The One Touch manual does not explain this very clearly.
  • The Vector Electrolysis web site indicates that battery-operated devices do not emit the kind of current that is found on professional systems. The One Touch system is battery-operated, and is a whole lot cheaper than the Vector system. Someone once stated that the cheaper the system, the high chances is that it will work than those that are more expensive.
  • The One Touch manual references warranty up to a year for any damage. The Vector User Guide does not. The only place I have seen this for the Vector is on the Active Forever site.
  • On the Vector Electrolysis web site, there are consistent misspellings of the words then and than, and in a few instances, the word electrologist is written as electrolygist. On their contact form, the letter N is missing in the word functional therefore making it fuctional
  • The One Touch manual makes a list of conditions in which a user must not use this product. In the case of the Vector User Guide, the only reference there is to such conditions are heart problems and use of a pacemaker, but everything else has been omitted. This is because the device uses a grounding electrode pad, which the One Touch does not use.
  • With any kind of current, it makes sense that the more intense the current is, the less time is required to remove the hair. The Vector User Guide makes note of this, but the One Touch Deluxe system does not, but it does make a vague reference to this.
  • The One Touch System emits a five-second tone with several unusual harmonics, indicating that the current is flowing. After five seconds, if the circuit is still complete, it will continue to beep for another five seconds. This is not referenced in the manual. I usually count three five-second beeps before I remove the probe.
  • There has not been any clinical trials or scientific publications stating that hair can conduct electricity when applied with the gel. This raises one question. Why? Can scientists not afford to open such a study where professionals and consumers can participate in clinical trials, and if they are as effective as claimed, then they can be safe?
  • The Vector User Guide recommends that you wax or tweeze hair before the actual treatment itself, as this makes the underlying environment to be highly moist. The One Touch manual does not make such an indication.
  • The company that makes the Vector system says that they have a needle, which requires a license to purchase. However, they do not recommend using a needle, as this can increase the risk for infection and also increase the likelihood of a person being shocked.
  • A reviewer of this product said that the electric tweezers don’t grasp the hair well, thereby making it nearly impossible to treat, but they believe it worked for them.
  • The Vector User Guide makes a note of when to treat hair during which growth phase. The One Touch manual does not.
  • All in all, each company is trying to convince you to buy their products to make their own profit, which is common in capitalism.

Having said all that, there is a concern that the public does not clearly know how to distinguish fact from fiction or quackery.

Companies are so good at convincing people in making them believe that their products work well when they have not the proof, other than to make redundant statements throughout their web site. Let’s take this a little bit further.
As stated above, no scientists have studied these products. All companies had to do was put the United States Food and Drug Administration logo based on junk or sound science. As an alternative, we have become too dependent on the government, and as a conspiracy theorist, I believe the public is ignorant about how to overcome these issues. It is time for newer and more holistic measures to be taken. We should not be suing companies for things that they have no proof over. If you want to see proof, a scientific study must be conducted between a chemist, a physicist and an electrical engineer, along with professional and amateur electrologists to really make sure the product does work for all kinds of skins and hair contrasts. If not, scientists can use genetic modification to close the hair pores and change the skin type. That itself is another matter, as surgical hair removal is not yet being performed except for hair transplants.

For my review of the One Touch Deluxe System on YouTube in honour of the Blind LGBTIQA Pride International, I discussed some of the things the system could do, and how a blind person could work with this system.

In conclusion, I think it is up for the consumer to experiment which systems work well, even though they might be putting themselves at an opportunity cost. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I’d be glad to address any concerns you may have. I may also update this post if I find more information that might be useful.

An Update on Aeroplane Travelling

A while back, I posted my experiences of travelling in an aeroplane for the first time, but I’ve learned a lot about how things work, and why they work the way they do, ever since the last time I have written that manual. I’ve been hoping to upload sounds of real flight travel so people who never flown in a plane can still hhear what it sounds like from beginning to end.
If I do make updates to that story it’d probably be moved up to the front of my blog, but I guess it would be worth it, or otherwise I can just include what I didn’t add. For instance, the pilot of this <a href="http://www.guidetopsychology.com/airfacts.htm&#039;?aircraft safety site I went to described bankings as sort of a sensation you feel like you are dropping. As a blind person, I had no way of knowing if I was turning to the left or to the right. The only time I knew when I was turning was if it was making a spinning sensation, like a top spinning on a point. I don’t know why that is. The poster said that planes dont’ use their tail rudders to spin, but instead it uses ailerons to bank. So what would happen if planes used the tail rudder? Would it lose control or give it a different kind of sensation to the passenger?
haven’t yet made the clear distinction between a pitch, a role and a yaw. One is X, one is Y, and one is Z, According to geometry, those are not the only things. A figure can move literally in any form, but looking at it on paper, which is two dimensions is rather difficult. It’s not only math we’re looking here, but also how our vestibular and visual systems respond. According to an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_simulator&#039;?article on Wikipedia, it explains how humans perceive motion with greater technicality than I can understand at this time. The same can be applied for other kinds of movement, like flying, encountering a turbulence, going upside down really fast, experiencing weightlessness and free-fall, you name it.
I was hoping to contact the author of this post to see if they could include audio clips of some of the common sounds a person might hear in an aircraft, but so far I haven’t had any of such luck.
As always any suggestions on how I can obtain applied kinaesthetic and analogus complicated concepts would be very helpful.

How to Play the Flute Without Visual Images

How to Play the Standard C Flute For Beginners

An accessible chart for fingerings on the flute.

Produced by: Green Gables Fan, and other people who took part in this project.
Click here to skip all the contents and begin reading!

  1. An overview of the flute.
  2. How to assemble the flute.
    1. The head joint.
    2. The body.
    3. The foot joint.
  3. Things you need to know before reading the chart.
    1. Musical symbols.
    2. Symbols used to describe different keys.
  4. The fingering chart.
    1. Common Notes with no Sharps and Flats.
    2. Common Notes with Sharps and Flats.
    3. Uncommon Notes with no Sharps and Flats.
    4. Uncommon Notes with Sharps and Flats.
  5. Disassembly of the flute.
  6. Credits.
  7. ***Producer Note***


Perhaps you are blind or visually impaired, and have found it hard to memorize the key combinations on the flute just by having someone tell you. Why not have written down into an accessible fingering chart that can be easily understood by the blind? This documentation will take you through some ways you can make your flute playing more successful. Now who says that vision is required to play this instrument? No one. No one says you have to have vision to play the flute. It is just the matter of how charts are accessible. For this documentation, we will be discussing the C Standard Flute, which can be divided into three parts and packed into a one-foot case. If you are unsure about what symbols mean, refer to the reference section of this manual.
People have been trying to make charts accessible; some books claim to have charts that have numbers, which can be easily understood. This is not the case. We are going to use a different format which is simple and is meant for the blind.


For the first time, you may not know how to set your flute together. Follow these steps so you get to learn how to set it up. When you look at the parts, you will see a lot of different things. The springs on the body is called the Bohm mechanism. This allows keys to either move independently, or to move together. You need to be careful not destroying the mechanism and or the keys.

The head

The first thing you want to work with is the head joint. The head joint, or the head, is the left part of the flute. It has the blow hole inside. For practice, why not play a tone by blowing across the hole, like when you blow across a bottle to make a sound. If you are successful in playing the note, you may be able to play the flute once assembled. Take the head and follow the next step.

The Body

When you have gotten the head, you will be unsure as how you will put the two parts together. There is a way to tell which part of the body you want to insert the head. On one side of the flute you will feel two ring-like circles. This is where you want to put the head into. Slowly put it in, be careful not to grab the keys of the flute, and slowly turn it till the hole is aligned with the keys. You may want to angle it more towards the springs, just so you can get used to the feeling and be able to play easier.

The Foot

The foot is the last part of the flute you need to put together. This part is easy to figure out where to go since the head and one side of the body is taken. So, that leaves you with the opening on the right. To make sure you put the foot in the right way, make sure the pinky keys are facing left towards the head of the flute. Now insert the foot piece and you should have a fully assembled flute.

Before You Read

Here are things you need to know before you continue to the chart below. The symbols used will be represented in table form. This section will explain these symbols and what they are used for. Some symbols relate to music, some others are related to the new combination system.

The symbols used in music will be described below.

Name of symbol Description
C#-Db C-Sharp or D-Flat
D#-Eb D-Sharp or E-Flat</td
F#-Gb F-Sharp or G-Flat</td
G#-Ab G-Sharp or A-flat
A#-Bb A-Sharp or B-flat

The symbols are related to the new combination system and will be shown below.

Name of Symbol description
* If a note can be changed just by changing the way you blow, and keep the same fingering, there will be a * (star) sign in front of the note. Example: *G. There will be octave numbers so you can tell which octave you can go up. Refer to the harmonics table for more instructions.
TBb Thumb with Bb key. The thumb key has a little key underneath it. It looks like an upside down l.
Pinky1 the very first pinky on the left of the foot joint.
Pinky2 the second pinky key to the right of the first pinky key on the foot joint.
Roller the roller is slightly above the second pinky key on the foot joint.
Nob1 the first button-like key on the left nearest the head joint. Note: You will hardly use this key. It is used for fast trilling’ between C and D.
Nob2 the second button-like key to the right of the first key. Note: You will hardly use this key. It is used for fast trilling between C and Eb.
Left Pinky

the left pinky key is located below one of the combination keys on the body. This key has a bar-like shape. When pressed, a pad will open behind the flute.

The Chart

The chart will be given in table form, the notes on the left, and the combinations on the right for both fingering methods explained below. They will be in a table you can navigate with your screen reading software. Most screen reading programs allow you to navigate one column to the left, one row down, one column to the right, or one row up. You can also move by cell. Let us say you want to know what the combination for D is. you would get to the table, then you will go down to the third row, because the first row is the header, the part that tells you what is in each column. Move to the first column. To look up the combination for that note, you will either move right one or two cells to the right. Here are some commands used to navigate by table.

alt+ctrl+left: moves one cell one column to the left.

Alt+ctrl+right: move one cell right one column.

Alt+ctrl+up: moves one cell up one row.

Alt+ctrl+down: moves one cell down one row.

Note: this will work within a table only.

All numbers will start from left to right. If there are any keys that involve thumb and pinkies, those will be the first before the actual combination. The first two keys, which move together when you press on either one of them, will count as two different keys. The first one is not a key. All the others will be separate.

Here is a general position to hold your flute. Place your left hand index finger on the second key. Skip one key, and place your middle finger on the fourth key. You now place your ring finger on the fifth key. You should now have 1, 2, and 3. You fingers should be facing towards you. For the right hand, you skip the two keys, and put your index finger on the eighth key. Put your middle finger on the ninth key, then add your ring finger on the tenth key. You should have 4, 5, and 6. Your fingers face away from you this time. Here is how this would look to someone using the normal fingering.
2, 4, 5, and 8, 9, 10. To make sure you know you are putting your fingers on the right places, you need to know where you are going to place your left index finger, since there are two keys that move together. You put your finger on the second key, which will be 2 on the standard chart.

Common Notes with no Sharps and Flats.

Name of note Combination with standard fingering
*C5 Pinky1+2
*D5 TBb+4 5 8 9 10
*E5 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5 8 9
*F5 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5 8
*G5 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5
*A5 TBb+pinky1+2 4
*B5 Thumb+pinky1+2

Common Notes with sharps and flats.

Name of note Combination with standard fingering
*C#/Db5 Pinky1
*D#/Eb5 TBb+pinky1+4 5 8 9 10
*F#/Gb5 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5 10
*G#/Ab5 TBb+Pinky1+Pinky2+2 4 5
*A#/Bb5 TBb+pinky1+2

Uncommon Notes with no sharps and flats. including high and low notes.

Name of Note Combination for low notes combination for high notes
C4 TBb+Pinky2+roller+2 4 5 8 9 10 TBb+pinky1+2
D4 TBb+2 4 5 8 9 10 TBb+4 5 8 9 10
E4 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5 8 9 Same fingering for highest octave.
F4 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5 8 Same for highest octave.
G6 N/A TBb+Pinky1+2 4 5
A6 N/A TBb+pinky1+2 4
B6 N/A Thumb+2

Uncommon Notes with sharps and flats only with high and low notes included.

Name of note Combination for low notes Combination for high notes
C#/Db4 TBb+Pinky2+2 4 5 8 9 10 Pinky1
D#/Eb4 TBb+pinky1+2 4 5 8 9 10 TBb+pinky1+4 5 8 9 10
F#/Gb4 N/A TBb+Pinky1+2 4 5 10
G#/Ab6 N/A TBb+pinky1+LeftPinky+2 4 5
A#/Bb6 N/A TBb+Pinky1+2

Flute Disassembly

To disassemble the flute, follow the steps as when you were assembling the flute, except this time you will be taking it apart. If you need to clean your flute, be sure to do each part individually. When done, put each part into its right compartment in the case if it has it. Some cases may have different compartments than others.


I would like to thank everyone who took part in this project and I hope it is successful with blind individuals. Your support will not only be help to me, but help to anyone who is struggling to learn the combinations all at once. This is a good way to sit down in front of a computer and make a simple table like combination fingering chart.
There may be some parts that you may not understand, but I have put a lot of effort to explain in great detail about how the flute works.
Thanks so much for your support!

***A note to blind and visually impaired users***

It is always a good idea to see a band instructor to make sure you are not missing anything important such as blowing differently
to make different notes. Playing the flute should not be hard if you have had experience with blowing bottles. It is the matter of you changing the way you purse your lips to change notes. To produce low notes, loosen your lips. For higher notes, tighten your lips more and overblown into the hole. Just experiment and find the best way to blow solid notes into it.


We would like to add another table which will describe what will happen if you encounter notes that are different when you have a fingering for a different note. This is what we call harmonics. Harmonics may sound a little sharper or flatter than regular tones just by a few microtones that they are hardly noticeable. There will be a table describing each note going chromatically just to give you an idea of what other notes you can expect when you have the fingering. We will use octaves to indicate where on the piano it would be at. Note: middle C is called C4 because it is the fourth octave. The top row will have the original notes and below that will be other rows that will contain its harmonics going up.

Original note C4 C#/DB4 D4 D#/Eb4 E4 F4 F#/Gb4 G4 G#/Ab4 A#/Bb4 B4 C5
First Harmonics C5 C#/Db5 D5 D#/Eb5 E5 F5 F#/Gb5 G5 G#/Ab5 A5 A#/Bb5 B5 C6
Second Harmonic G5 G#/Ab5 A5 A#/Bb5 B5 C6 C#/Db6>

D6 D#/Eb6 E6 F6 F#/Gb6 G6
Third Harmonic C6 C#/Db6 D6 D#/Eb6 E6 F6 F#/Gb6 G6 G#/Ab6 A6 A#/Bb6 B6 C7
Fourth Harmonic E6 F6 F#/Gb6 G6 G#/Ab6 A6 A#/Bb6 B6 C7 C#/Db7 D7 N/A N/A
Fifth Harmonic G6 G#/Ab6 A6 A#/Bb6 B6 C7 C#/Db7 D7 </A N/A N/A N/A N/A

As you see, there are many different possibilities when you are playing harmonics. You only use harmonics when you want to quickly change from one note from another without having to change fingerings. Do not get confused with normal notes. Depending on your head joint, and the size of the tone hole and instrument, some harmonics may be sharper or flatter than normal notes. We hope this gives you a good idea of how the flute works.
Good luck playing!


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Using Augmented Reality as a Real-Life Test for Prospective Transgender Individuals

It’s been a month since my previous post, but during that time I’ve been working on my story and that has been going well. I am going to spend more time here writing it as I curl up on the couch in the den with a pair of headphones hooked up to my TV, with earbuds underneath so I can listen to my computer at the same time.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, we’ve been hit by heavy snow and winds.

Phil must have saw his shadow after popping up from the ground. Coincidentally, Superbowl XLVIII fell on this very same day. Of course, he made this prediction at seven in the morning. This means we’ll have six or more weeks of winter. I’m not sure how many of you are superstitious, but it’s kind of interesting nonetheless. Anyhow, I digress, so I’ll go ahead and get down to business.

While I was writing my story and collecting resources to cight, I noticed that a lot of people, especially teenagers and preadolescents were coming out as transgender. The number of transsexuals have been rising, and no one knows why. Is it due to prevalence in popular culture? This has lead me to suspect that many say they are transgendered, but when they begin the actual treatment, they would regret their changes or any irreversible effects that were caused by medical interventions. As an optimist in the science of transhumanism, I believe the day will come when nothing will be permanent any more. There’s been advances in speculative stories about using nano, pico, and femtotechnology that would physically change your body, so that stem cells would not be needed to regrow the organs and transplant them. In some stories the stem cells only work with male-to-females, all the way down to the chromosomes, but if it were to be applied to female-to-males, the procedure would kill them because the Y-chromosomes would not be able to be converted from one of the X’s. However, many of these stories do not have bibliographical references to let the reader know that this is true. I have been looking at these things whilst writing my own. I also learned about medically-induced comas that could be used if the body changes too fast and the patient is in great pain. That would be like Rip Van Winkle. While the brain is deeply unconscious, the body changes. When they wake up, they would feel as if they were reborn, which in some cases is true. In other circumstances, the body changes while the patient is conscious and alert. In these situations, the patient’s mind and thinking patterns have time to synchronise with the body, but a comatosed patient would have to wait until after they changed. The question then becomes, are they really sure they want to be the person they dreamed of being?

Let’s think about the kinds of motivations that make people want to change. Crossdressers who say they want to change from male to female say that their bodies sexualise females before their minds do, and they end up giving into these arousals. Some feel that females are dominating their society, and if they feel they are more dominant in certain areas they feel they would be one of those people to break the stereotype associated with masculism. A person who has prolonged persistence that they are in the wrong body has the proper thinking patterns as a female, so the changes will usually have little or no consequence on the patient than if it was done with crossdressers. For these reasons, the Harry Benjamin Standards of Care state that a prospective postoperative transsexual should take a certain amount of time taking the real-life experience. This is where the person must live full time as their preferred gender role and learn how to deal with experiences as they start to build their self-assurance. A lot of parents feel that their children are making a big mistake because they fear that if they change their mind, there would be no turning back. As stated in a story I read recently Living Transgender has lots of costs, not just in finance but in many other things. There are a lot of problems in being the person they are inside. For instance, do women who want to be men feel they want to change just because they want to avoid rape and abuse, or do they feel that way ever since their infant personalities have been developed? i know several people who have successfully transitioned without plastic surgery, as stated in my story. In fact, people implant technology just to treat diseased tissue, but looking at the bioethics, do we change healthy tissue just for aesthetic and cosmetic purposes? What if we had future technology that could use the healthy tissue as a host to change the structure without actually having it removed.

Let’s look at what someone has written about what they feel is not necessary from a real-life experience. Here’s what one person has posted. I have been giving this some thought. In my story, I used the concept of oneirology as a way to help the protagonist decide if they really want to be female before they actually get there. As you all know, living in the opposite sex has a completely different, if not similar, set of sensations, as well as brain structure to allow more emotions to flow through. What if we could interveen by using technology to help influence a person’s dream, give them a virtual reality experience that uses the person’s memories, sort of as an age regression technique to build the foundations to a memory the person will never forget. Would it help a prospective transsexual say, ‘No, I don’t want to change. It’s too overwhelming and confusing for me’? If that was the case, everyone would save a lot of time than if they have said that after their sex-reassignment surgery.

Although I may be jumping too far ahead into the future, there is no doubt that this could benefit thousands of people, but still there is a strong opposition and controversy over these things. The question is, why is there such dispute? It’s mainly because of religion that dominates society, and the ignorance people have about science, and things people see in science-fiction media in popular culture, which many is not true. As fascinating as these techniques can be, a lot of it remains questionable. What would we use to control what a person dreams? Do we use mind-uploading and mind-reading technology to manipulate someone’s memories, or do we use hypnosis and our brains’ ability to recreate sensations based on similar sensations it has recorded?

Having said that, I hope that we can get there sooner than later, as I know there are people anxious to transition in a natural and biological method so that they can continue reproducing as before. Let’s continue to help educate the people we talk to in hopes of eliminating stigma surrounding these issues.