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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:00 am    Post subject: How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils Reply with quote

Hi everyone, sorry for being late when the forum was run down. I promise to post a book review of "How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils", written by Wylie Gustafson. It also has a CD, including yodeling tutorial by Wylie. I borrow it at the biggest library in Hong Kong. It's so tough to find yodeling books because the library only has few of them.

If you want to read it, here is the link: http://books.google.com.hk/books?id=SpWsCLdh-P8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=yodel&hl=zh-TW&ei=ao7eTMX8EoWuuQOes82sDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false (Only 30 pages can be read) Sad

The book is divided into 21 sub-topics. It has some nice black-and-white pictures that are appeared on this book. After I read this book, I know Wylie's story of yodeling, the history of yodeling, some tips of yodeling, some famous male yodelers besides the female (They are actually Wylie's favourite yodelers). I think that yodeling can release your stress, makes you feel happy when you listen to it. It's better than coffee and chocolate! Some of the people think that yodeling is weird, but I think that yodeling is unique and it can really bring you lots of fun and happiness. Very Happy

Something special I know from the book. The first recorded yodeling song was in 1895, it's called "Sleep Baby Sleep". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeua5xy50qE

I have saved his yodeling tutorial. If you want it, please pm me so I can send it to you. I think my book review is too short because I'm not a good writer and I can't think of many words and sentences to describe this book. To be honest, I read less books from the past to the present, so I am lack of extra knowledge from books and not willing to read books. I hope I can change my mind someday, I know that book is our treasury, it can broaden your horizons and learn something that you can't learn from school. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ming! It sounds like a great course. If I could sing, I'd definitely buy it! Very Happy

Your library is better than ours, we have no yodeling books. Confused

I wonder if Wylie ever sang "Sleep Baby Sleep", I think he'd do it well. Good trivia!! Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other day,I decided to walk home from school and I was slowly walking up the long hill when a car drove past. It was one of those people who put their music on loud and open their windows. I'm really sure I heard a single long yodel!!! It made me Very Happy

P.S The first thing Ever recorded was someone reciting Mary had a little lamb. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ming: there is something amusing about a yodeling book at the Hong Kong library. Surprised I doubt if we Americans could find a book on Western yodeling even in the Cheyenne, Wyoming library! Shocked Is the book in English or is it a Chinese translation? What about most of the books in your library--what language are they? I'm guessing that English is much more used in Hong Kong than in the rest of China (??)

Hi Aishani: Very interesting. Was that first recording made by Thomas Edison?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnGsHx7QD2o
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David. The book that I borrow is in English. I think the majority of books at the Hong Kong Central library (The library that I have been to) is in Chinese and English, the percentage is like 50% Chinese and 50% English.

This is how the library looks like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Central_Library

And I found something on this link:
http://wyld.state.wy.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/0XfJoluoNd/WYLD/37590054/9

Hong Kong was a British colony since 1842-1997, English became an official language, so people must learn it from school. HK is a international entrepot, many foreigners trade and do business with the locals, so we learn Eng to communicate with them. Also, HK is a international centre, we have stock market like in the Wall Street and London. It is like a cycle to open the stock exchange because when the HK one is closed at 4:00 pm, then the UK one and the USA one are opened, it's like 24 hours business in the world.

According to my knowledge, Chinese didn't speak much English because the western influence and culture were not very common in that time, and there were many people under lower class and they had no education, they lived in countryside. So they didn't know many things outside the world. You know China is a socialist and communist country, but in 1978, the Chairman in that time adopted the open door policy so they started to connect with the world, then people started to learn English. I think the biggest successes in China now would be the Olympic Games and the World Expo, show the world that China is being international although it is a developing country, maybe it's a potential superpower.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats a huge library Ming! Can u get lost very easily? and I thought ours was a maze Confused (That may be why we hadly go to the library Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Aishani. well i don't get lost because when you walk around on a floor of that library, then you will easily find a escalator or a lift to go to other floors. By the way, how big is the library in NZ? HK is such a small place, it's only 1,104kmē, so our buildings are very crowded.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll never forget the Olympics that were held in China, it was spectacular. The opening ceremonies, the 'Bird's Nest', and the runners on the streets of Beijing, all very cool, I was glued to my tv.

I hope China will keep it's doors open to the world so we can all become friends, there is so much history and culture there. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Aishani, I read that when Thomas Edison made the first recording device he was sure that it's best (and only) purpose was a tool for business (dictating typing jobs to secretaries). But a competitor came along and said, "No, this is going to revolutionize the entertainment industry!" So he and Edison had a big fight over the years, but guess who won out and made all the money? Yep, it was the entertainment industry! (Edison was sort of a snob and thought entertainment was beneath his dignity)! Rolling Eyes

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Hi Ming: OMG your library is bigger than all the buildings in my town put together! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Edison was so busy inventing stuff that he had no time for entertainment? I bet even if he got dragged to a show, his mind was thinking of work so he didn't even pay attention to the stage.

Our library would fit in the lobby of Ming's library, including the parking lot! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob wrote:
I hope China will keep it's doors open to the world so we can all become friends, there is so much history and culture there. Very Happy


yes, i hope so. Chinese culture has lasted for about 5000 years, so we have many dynasties and kings in China.

cow109 wrote:
Hi Ming: OMG your library is bigger than all the buildings in my town put together! Shocked

Bob wrote:
Our library would fit in the lobby of Ming's library, including the parking lot! Rolling Eyes


haha there are 66 libraries in different districts of HK. I think that the buildings like museums, city halls, etc that are built by the HK government are always big in size.
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