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By William Gurstelle

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Want so as to add extra pleasure on your life?

This bold blend of technology, background, and DIY initiatives will exhibit you the way. Written for clever threat takers, it explores why probability is nice for you and info the paintings of residing dangerously.

Risk takers are extra winning, extra fascinating people who lead extra enjoyable lives. in contrast to gazing an motion motion picture or enjoying a online game, real-life event alterations someone, and Gurstelle might help you find the real thrill of constructing black powder in addition to dozens of different edgy activities.

All of the projects—from throwing knives, ingesting absinthe, and consuming fugu to cracking a bull whip, studying bartitsu, and construction a flamethrower—have brief studying curves, are hands-on and reasonable, and exhibit actual yet moderate risk.

With a powerful emphasis on protection, every one almost certainly life-altering venture contains step by step instructions, images, and illustrations besides troubleshooting suggestions from specialists within the field.

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Qxp 3/21/06 5:25 PM Page 46 Steps on the Piano Keyboard To understand a step on the piano, think of walking forward. To take a step is to get from one place to another. It’s the same with music. A half step or whole step moves you forward to a different note. In this section, you discover half steps and whole steps, and you begin to understand why the piano is designed the way it is. The song “Half Steps” gives you a chance to play many of the half steps on a piano keyboard.

Qxp 3/22/06 10:26 AM Page 42 How to Practice Your Fingering (continued) In the key of F, all Bs are flatted. ) Notice, however, the B$ in the left hand in measure 3. In measure 3, you’re going to use the second finger of your left hand twice in a row for the B% and B$. Remember, too, that the B$ is good only for measure 3; in the next measure, it reverts back to B%. Your left thumb will be on low C, and your left hand will be in the low F position (the second F below middle C). For both this and the following exercise, your right thumb is on F.

18 Notes on the Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sharps, Flats, and Naturals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Key Signature and Time Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Ledger Lines and Octave Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Some Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 How to Practice Your Fingering . . . . . . . . . .

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