Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Beginner Lesson #4 - How to Tune your Senses for Echolocation - Exercise #2

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Sensitization Exercise #2: Listening to your Computer Monitor

This exercise will actually focus on hearing and interpreting the location of objects with your eyes closed. This is the basis for all echolocation and the principles from this lesson can be applied from here on out as you hone your skills.
  1. Start by making a "ssshhh" noise with your mouth. You can also use "aaahhh" or many other steady tones.
  2. Bring your face to about 12 inches from your computer monitor and listen to the sound you are making.
  3. Now turn your head slowly to one side and listen as the sound changes. The sound will change due to the changing angle that it is hitting the monitor at, and once you have turned your head away from the monitor, it will change due to the distance of the objects that it is being reflected off of.
This exercise assumes that you have a fairly flat computer monitor that is directly in front of you and directly facing you, and that there are objects at significantly further distances (at least 18 inches) away from your face, on either side of it. Any flat object will work for this exercise. In the next exercise I will talk about using a flat piece of cardboard or plastic which would work just as well in the above exercise.

Free 10-Minute Audio Lesson: Learn the Echolocation Click

Learn echolocation clicks with a free audio lesson
Learning how to click is one of the first steps to becoming an effective echoloator. This lesson provides clicking samples of a variety of different clicks and descriptions of when they might be most useful. This lesson has been used by O&M instructors all over the world.

Despite popular belief, it's easy to make your clicking quite subtle or unnoticeable even in quiet settings. There are many different clicks for different situations. I explain all of these in great detail and give examples of where, why and when they can and should be used.

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