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Regulating Lesson
By John A. Tuttle

Hi Jon,

The purpose of my article was not to solicit a lesson in regulating. I'm an extremely competent master technician with thousands of instruments under my belt.

The primary purpose for writing the article traces back to 'comments' that were made by Robbie in the MMD concerning 'who' is the best teacher, books by experts with no 'hands-on' training or 'experienced' techni- cians. I was trying to make the point that only an 'experienced' technician can adequately train another person in the subtle art of regulating and that the information printed in a book is often misleading because the person doing the reading must interpret the words. So it is, therefore, impossible to have uniformity from technician to technician if all that is utilized for training is a book.

I think your explanation of regulating the spring points out exactly what I was alluding to. Almost all of your explicatives are subjective words, i.e., "slow," "steady" and "feel." These words mean something different to everybody even if it's just a little different.

Thanks for taking the time to write.

Musically, John A. Tuttle
"There are no short-cuts to the mastery of one's craft"

(Message sent Sun 9 Feb 1997, 17:07:16 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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