MM STD Tutorial Part 4
As usual here's a quick recap:
Let's go back to the False Shower with the throws happening
on juggler's right. We have seen that there are two basic
varieties, one with the left arm crossing on top, the other
with the left hand crossing underneath. For the sake of
simplicity let's concentrate on the left arm underneath
variety. This means that the states we are in are ...
- From part 1
- we juggle a 3 ball cascade with a long Dwell Time,
- we juggle to music with an exchange on every beat,
- the exchanges always alternate hands.
- From part 2
- We only worry about whether or not the arms
are crossed, and if so, which is on top.
- Right hand goes clockwise -> "Inside Exchange"
- Left hand goes clockwise -> "Outside Exchange"
- Right hand goes anti-clockwise -> "Outside Exchange"
- Left hand goes anti-clockwise -> "Inside Exchange"
- From part 3
- There are six states the arms can be in. These are
written as Rl, Rr, Ul, Ur, Ll, and Lr.
- The state we're in tells us
- which hand is next to do the exchange,
- whether the arms are crossed,
- which arm is on top (if crossed)
What kind of exchange is the right hand doing in the
False Shower? Well, from the juggler's point of view both
hands are doing anti-clockwise circles. This means that the
right hand is doing outside exchanges, but the left hand is
doing inside exchanges. It's here that the care taken about
the definition of inside versus outside exchanges pays off.
So when we move from Ur to Rl it's with an outside
exchange, but when we move back from Rl to Ur it's
with an inside exchange. What we do then is to put markings
on the arrows to show what kind of an exchange we do, like
The circle on the arrow represents an O for an outside
exchange, the bar across the arrow represents an I,
meaning it's an inside exchange. This diagram represents
the right-throw false shower, making outside exchanges with
the right hand when the arms are uncrossed, and inside
exchanges with the left hand when the left hand is crossed
Ok, quiz time. Draw the diagrams for
Have a go at these before moving on to MM STD 05
- the left-throw false shower with underneath throws,
- the left-throw false shower with above throws,
- the right-throw false shower with above throws,
- the cascade,
- the reverse cascade,
- the right-throw half-shower.
- When we move from one state to another we draw an arrow
and say whether the exchange was an inside exchange or
an outside exchange. To show the kind of exchange we
put either a circle or a bar on the arrow.
MM STD 05
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