Charles Edward Roller

Diverse Career History

About Charles Edward Roller

Charles Edward Roller has had a wealth of experience in a variety of industries. After studying accounting in California, he took a job at Teledyne Microelectronics as an inventory control specialist. In this role, Charles Edward Roller made sure the production workers had the materials needed to create a range of items needed for the space shuttle.

From 1976 to 1980, he worked at UCLA Medical Center repairing all hospital equipment. Not only was he responsible for repairing the machinery that tracked patients' vital signs, but he also created special tools for surgeons. In 1980, he left the hospital to become an ironworker for Rebar Engineering. Most ironworkers need three years to advance from an apprentice to journeyman, but Charles Roller accomplished this in less than a year.

While his career is important to him, Mr. Roller also leaves time for his favorite hobbies. He collects vinyl records and has an extensive library of rare records found in record stores and swap meets. Among his favorite collectible records are those that were printed on green or red vinyl.

Piano Playing - How to Get Started

Based in California, Charles Edward Roller serves as an independent designer for printing projects. Outside of work, Charles Edward Roller participates in a number of hobbies, including piano playing.

Playing a new instrument can seem daunting, whether you have previous musical experience or not. If you are looking to begin playing the piano, follow these tips to ensure that you learn and practice effectively:

* Learn music theory basics.

Some pianists can easily play music by ear, but it is always important to master at least the basics of music theory. Before practicing, you should have an understanding of the grand staff, note values, time and key signatures, and basic chords. With a solid foundation in theory, your piano skills will improve, and you will soon be able to play a wide variety of pieces.

* Follow correct finger-placement techniques.

Practicing the proper finger placement will build muscle memory and make playing easier. For example, if you are playing an eight-note scale, you will play the first three notes with your thumb, your pointer finger, and your middle finger. To make scaling easier, you should then cross your thumb underneath to play the fourth note in a scale, followed by the rest of the notes.

* Take your time.

Becoming proficient on the piano requires time and practice, but you shouldn’t overdo it. To maximize the effectiveness of practice sessions, you should play often and for short amounts of time, rather than pushing yourself through two straight hours of practice a day. A normal practice time should run between 30 and 40 minutes.

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