By Chick Corea
Out of print self released ebook by means of Chick Corea with a few of his insights into taking part in the piano, comping, making time, composing, and his own regulations as a musician.
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Croesus seized some cities and imposed agreements on others. If before this invasion 'all Hellenes The main gate at Perge, seen from the city side. The foreground is occupied by an oval-shaped courtyard. The wealthy citizen Plancia Magna had it rebuilt in the early 2nd century AD. Statues of Roman emperors as well as Plancia Magna's relatives were put in the recesses to the sides of the courtyard. Over 900 balls of different calibres for stone-throwing engines were discovered in the acropolis of Pergamon, in the armoury built in the 3rd or 2nd century BC - clear evidence of the great number of such machines kept in supply by the city.
Used here as antipersonnel weapons, these were probably only small experimental models, yet it only took two years to develop them into larger engines capable of damaging fortifications, as happened at Tyre. Having suffered great losses in this sally and fearful of an insurrection inside the city, the Persians withdrew from the city and confined themselves to the citadel. Alexander left a detachment to blockade the citadel, which held out for about a year, while he and his armies moved on. This far-reaching circuit, known as 'the great circuit' or Geldndemauer, was not invented in the 4th century BC.
The defenders responded by making a night sally aimed at burning down the Greek siege machines. The sally was beaten off, but it made Alexander change his tactics. His sappers dug under the wall and brought down two towers and a curtain between them; a third tower was heavily damaged. The Macedonians were, however, too slow to profit from their success, as the besieged quickly raised a crescent-shaped brick wall beyond the fallen defences. , arrow-firing devices). Again Alexander ordered his siege engines to be moved to the wall, and again the defenders made a sally; this time they burned down their shelters and a siege tower.
A Work In Progress: On Being a Musician by Chick Corea