May 29, 2009
I wish all existence could be described in equations
I wish there were some kind of McMillan Running Calculator for viola, where you could plug in the name of the piece you'd like to play, and it would tell you what other skills you need to be capable of playing it, like "scales in such-and-such key at XXX bpm," "Schradieck dexterity exercise #Y at ZZZ bpm," and so forth.
Some of my clients with injuries come to me extremely concerned about what (single thing) caused their current injury, when it very likely isn't any single thing at all. They want to know why the pain is still there after X massages or Y minutes of ice per day or Z days off. They urgently request an ETA on their "cure." They want me to be able to write some sort of equation describing their lives and their injuries, plug in some facts, and come up with a series of steps that will guarantee recovery within some definite timeframe.
I think that these equations might be possible, just not possible for mankind at the moment.
Posted by joe positive at May 29, 2009 10:23 AM
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