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Kind of Blue part 1
1/25/2012 11:11:36 AM
I love jazz music. If I could do it all over again I would dedicate my time on this good green earth to Jazz music. I have the utmost respect for those that make a living playing jazz and those that just have the talent for it.
My timing, at least in my mind, has to do with some of the jazz greats out there. My favorite album is Kind of Blue. The remastered edition is what I keep in my nogin, but I love both versions. This is my zen state of all things in my life. So let's break it down into my play.
Tension and release, is what most college professors will talk about when it comes to great jazz soloists. Take it to heart I have a knack for how I feel at the table and how I read the player accross from me that effects my timing in my shot. If I feel fast is working on you that is what comes at you, if slow then I will take more time in my shots. One has to find what makes happiness and zen in their gameplay before making a shot. The attack is important in airhockey as well as the release. Coordinated with tension of the table and who you are playing is a wonderful way to have a real go with the game and to learn something new.
My sequence in my timing is, hopefully, ever changing. As soon as it becomes stagnent then the other player has me in his or her pocket. The same for my opponent. I know some players who base their entire defense off of timing and will charge everything you throw at them. This is effective if you are stuck in a rut agaist an opponent you cannot overcome. Change your timing. Listen to some new music out there. It will not only open up your eyes to new gameplay you'll have a new experience.
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