Music Music aap2 (Automotive) (OP) 6 Aug 17 01:25 Does anyone have a musical instrument they play as a hobby? I am very fond of my guitar. And also, does the theory regarding the connection between musical ability and high performance in science/engineering/math still hold true? God made the integers, all else is the work of man. - Leopold Kroenecker RE: Music ScottyUK (Electrical) 6 Aug 17 07:01 I have very little musical ability, which may go some way to proving your hypothesis about musical ability being linked to engineering ability. As a young'un I had a few friends who were in amateur rock / metal bands, but I was quite content behind the scenes running the sound desk and PA. Another friend had a pile of old Rank-Strand lighting gear so we used to hire out our services for beer. Not even beer money - just direct payment in booze at the venue. RE: Music JohnRBaker (Mechanical) 6 Aug 17 12:53 I play a mean stereo... John R. Baker, P.E. (ret) EX-Product 'Evangelist' Irvine, CA Siemens PLM: UG/NX Museum: The secret of life is not finding someone to live with It's finding someone you can't live without RE: Music Artisi (Mechanical) 6 Aug 17 13:56 John, surely surround sound, at least quad? It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.) [Post Deleted] RE: Music GroovyGuy (Electrical) 6 Aug 17 18:14 I took guitar lessons for a few months when I was 10 or so, but it never took. Having said that. I Have seen Led Zep twice in concert; the first time I saw them they were the opening number (ie the back-up band). That did not last very long. gg "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) RE: Music SparWeb (Aerospace) 6 Aug 17 23:40 My highest musical achievement was adding error beeps to a program I wrote in school. STF RE: Music Milliontown (Geotechnical) 7 Aug 17 13:42 I play trumpet, saxophone, and percussion (drums) RE: Music fattdad (Geotechnical) 7 Aug 17 14:26 I love my mandolins and guitars! I play them regularly! Big fan of acoustic music! f-d ípapß gordo ainÆt no madre flaca! RE: Music zeusfaber (Military) 8 Aug 17 20:03 My flute still comes out from time to time and I used to be able to make useful money busking on the London Underground with a collection of recorders (you only actually have to play one of them - if your audience is there long enough to notice that the others are just there for show, something has gone wrong). Mostly though, I sing: Choral societies, chamber choirs and ad-hoc groups - the sort where you turn up to sight-read an eight part Victoria Mass plus three hymns, a motet and a couple of acres of plainsong off the back of forty minutes' practice at a service where the choir outnumbers the congregation, the celebrants outnumber the choir and the biggest problem is seeing the conductor through the smokescreen. A. RE: Music IRstuff (Aerospace) 8 Aug 17 22:51 "And also, does the theory regarding the connection between musical ability and high performance in science/engineering/math still hold true" Supposedly debunked, in general. There's supposed to be some benefit that lasts about 15 minutes after the music. TTFN (ta ta for now) I can do absolutely anything. I'm an expert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies forum1529: Translation Assistance for Engineers Entire Forum list http://www.eng-tips.com/forumlist.cfm RE: Music JStephen (Mechanical) 9 Aug 17 01:45 No musical talent here, unfortunately. But, if you've got ten minutes, you might as well learn something from this cool video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XlEkeot7HM This is part of a longer video, the full video being here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmGweWWlCQ&t=... RE: Music MikeHalloran (Mechanical) 9 Aug 17 02:13 I once taught an 8080 to play "Proud Mary" using a music chip and a timer chip. The music was encoded in a simple text file. It was a much smaller achievement than the Musicraft system, which used clock cycles for timing. Regardless, the market for skilled 8080 programmers has become very limited. Mike Halloran Pembroke Pines, FL, USA RE: Music cranky108 (Electrical) 9 Aug 17 14:02 "Regardless, the market for skilled 8080 programmers has become very limited." Likely as limited as the FORTRAN I learned. Or the thing I tried to play in band class. RE: Music GregLocock (Automotive) 9 Aug 17 16:28 (Quietly) Still programming in Fortran over here Cheers Greg Locock New here? Try reading these, they might help FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies http://eng-tips.com/market.cfm? RE: Music MotoLuber (Chemical) 9 Aug 17 17:31 Piano and saxaphone as a child. The sax only lasted a few years, but the piano I played pretty well for 10 before stopping. I finally got another piano and am re-teaching myself. I also taught myself how to play the electric bass very poorly for a few years. Andrew H. www.mototribology.com RE: Music controlnovice (Electrical) 9 Aug 17 20:37 A little bit of banjo here...but haven't been able to pick it up for a few years due to work related travel... ______________________________________________________________________________ This is normally the space where people post something insightful. RE: Music MacGyverS2000 (Electrical) 10 Aug 17 15:15 SWMBO refuses to let me pick up a cheap trumpet to play around with again... and to be fair, I doubt my lips have the required muscle tone any more to pull those high notes. Dan - Owner http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com RE: Music wtxhorsman (Mechanical) 10 Aug 17 15:46 Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, and Mandolin. Decent on a couple of those and dabble with the rest. RE: Music SparWeb (Aerospace) 11 Aug 17 03:56 MacGyver, if you rearrange your sentence a little, I think the answer to both problems becomes self-evident. STF RE: Music SomptingGuy (Automotive) 16 Aug 17 07:50 My old home computer (Camputers Lynx: A 1980's z80-based thing) had the usual primitive BEEP function. I once programmed a double nested loop and used a combination of AND/OR/NAND with the loop indices to compute the parameters for BEEP. What came out was very rhythmic, with moving themes. It would easily pass as experimental techno pop. I recorded it and brought it to school. Some laughed, one even tried to dance to it. I see someone has a Lynx emulator on the WWW, so maybe I'll download it and see if I can recreate the "music". Steve RE: Music durablack2 (Automotive) 16 Aug 17 13:34 I quit when my music teacher in 4th grade wouldn't let me play anything other than the recorder. RE: Music crosby84 (Mechanical) 24 Oct 17 14:37 Mandolin and Guitar, specifically Django-style gypsy jazz guitar RE: Music DanEE (Electrical) 24 Oct 17 15:09 I play high end audio.. :<) :<) use it more than ever as part of home theatre system.. High quality video is nice, but high quality sound is what inserts you into the experience being watched. Took piano lessons as a kid, but unfortunately wasn't able to continue. The Korg, Roland and Yamaha composer keyboards of today are awesome in sound quality and capability. Wish I knew how to drive one. RE: Music dgallup (Automotive) 24 Oct 17 18:30 "And also, does the theory regarding the connection between musical ability and high performance in science/engineering/math still hold true?" Well, it sure didn't for me. While I love music and spend a lot of time & $ listening to it, I have very little ability to make it. I played sax in concert and marching band in junior high and high school but I had no real talent. I could never hear a piece and recreate it and even when I played from sheet music it just never had the sparkle and inner beauty a true musician creates. I left my sax under my bed at home when I went to college. One of my nieces has it now although I don't think she's playing it at Drexel (they don't have a marching band, they don't have a football team). ---------------------------------------- The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows. RE: Music IRstuff (Aerospace) 24 Oct 17 18:40 "And also, does the theory regarding the connection between musical ability and high performance in science/engineering/math still hold true?" I think that got debunked a while ago; it was lots of hype and hope. TTFN (ta ta for now) I can do absolutely anything. I'm an expert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies forum1529: Translation Assistance for Engineers Entire Forum list http://www.eng-tips.com/forumlist.cfm RE: Music HamburgerHelper (Electrical) 25 Oct 17 18:04 I don't believe there is any correlation between music and math. I out did everyone at my school in math and physics competitions but I couldn't for the life of me count in band. My brother had the same issue. I can identify a pitch but can't count and play at the same time. I basically played the tuba all through high school by ear. Looking back, my band instructor must have thought it cute that the instrument that I wanted to play was drums. RE: Music crosby84 (Mechanical) 25 Oct 17 18:18 My narrow interpretation of the "kids who play piano do better in school" claim is that it's a correlation, and that's it. If they are disciplined enough to stick with and get better at an instrument, they are likely more disciplined with schoolwork as well. I'm not convinced that if you put a piano in front of a lazy kid that he/she will suddenly start passing math tests. Could be wrong though. RE: Music TheTick (Mechanical) 3 Nov 17 17:40 I've started trying to undo 40 years of bad piano habits. Interesting venture, trying to correct something I never did right. RE: Music rterickson (Electrical) 3 Nov 17 21:37 Last week I pulled the trigger on an electric piano package that was $100 off at Costco. It's been 40 years for me too, surprised that I remember a few things still. My serious instrument is the (highland) bagpipes. RE: Music waross (Electrical) 4 Nov 17 01:40 I played the trumpet in High School. Last week I came across and old post horn that had belonged to my Step Father. I tried a bugle call. It has been too many years. It wasn't pretty. Bill -------------------- "Why not the best?" Jimmy Carter RE: Music fattdad (Geotechnical) 6 Nov 17 13:12 yes, I too play the bugle. Just to keep my old chops! f-d ípapß gordo ainÆt no madre flaca!