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Musicians And Computers, Do parallels exist here?
fatb0t
Jan 12 2008, 07:59 PM
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Hm, in my experience I find people who are computer savvy also seem to be musicians. Did you guys ever notice this?

I for instance am a software engineer by trade and my main hobby is guitar. In college all my colleagues seem to be musicians. I dunno maybe it's an isolated incident, but some my professors also seem to play music.

What gives?

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Jan 12 2008, 08:09 PM
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I dunno; but I study at MIT, and I am a computer engineer, graphics designer, and architect.
So maybe that's why I like music biggrin.gif

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Jan 12 2008, 08:10 PM
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I work in the software trade - at least 5 people in my company play guitar (its 100 people) - funny huh?

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You always make fantastic topics fatbot ! smile.gif I agree with you totally on this one! I was a network engineer, hopefully turn web designer. And I totally seem to gel with guitar and learning music !! smile.gif

I always remember a qoute from herman li, when he said he dosent consider himself a musician but rather a computer geek who plays a bit of guitar (or something along those lines). Thats how I see myself too hehe biggrin.gif

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Jan 12 2008, 08:59 PM
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Never thought if it before but from the musicians I know an overwhelming bulk are in the IT business...

I always thought before, and still do, that musicians have a higher sence of art. Painting, drawing etc. I was good at drawing portraits, comics and so forth. Hence a dominant left (is it?) brain half. Rhymes bad with IT really since that would be the theortical mind at work.

So now, us musicians with an ability of art besices playing an instrument who also are in the IT branch would have two brain halves that work really well! laugh.gif

Unless, like myself, playing really bad or making too many bugs rolleyes.gif

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Jan 12 2008, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 12 2008, 02:59 PM) *
Never thought if it before but from the musicians I know an overwhelming bulk are in the IT business...

I always thought before, and still do, that musicians have a higher sence of art. Painting, drawing etc. I was good at drawing portraits, comics and so forth. Hence a dominant left (is it?) brain half. Rhymes bad with IT really since that would be the theortical mind at work.

So now, us musicians with an ability of art besices playing an instrument who also are in the IT branch would have two brain halves that work really well! laugh.gif

Unless, like myself, playing really bad or making too many bugs rolleyes.gif


Haha I really like that explaination, I'll have to remember that one.
Any psychology majors out there? Sounds like a cool paper to me.

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Plus IT staff do no work tongue.gif

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My dad is a software maker thingy and he plays guitar smile.gif

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Jan 12 2008, 10:28 PM
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im an electrician and im not that great with computers ive just always wnated to learn how to play

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I've just finished my university applications, and guess what? I've applied to study computing tongue.gif

I'm sure that there is a link.

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i am a musician and iuse midi software and edit notes like i am playing attari

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Computers are some sort of "modern" art so it comes along with music nicely. wink.gif

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i guess im the only one whos only tie to a computer is GMC and AIM

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QUOTE (johnymac @ Jan 13 2008, 12:08 AM) *
i guess im the only one whos only tie to a computer is GMC and AIM



I guess so laugh.gif biggrin.gif

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Jan 14 2008, 12:37 AM
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I'm a PC Tech and 3 out of the 5 people in my office all play guitar. In fact we have 2 guitars in the lab. smile.gif

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Ive always been computer savvy i guess, my mom is a real computer person,. ever since i can remember i learned almost everything about computers from her, including how to build one from scratch, She built me my first computer from an old ATM....So i was born to be a computer geek smile.gif

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Jan 14 2008, 07:11 AM
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One of my first positions in a computer related field was a network engineer, I just basically went around setting up wireless networks at rich peoples homes in the Hamptons.
One of my co-workers was an established guitarist and really taught me some licks. We used to sit around and play guitar while doing reloads on Windows PCs, talk about a dream job, we used to make 20$ USD an hour! hahah

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I've been around computers since 1984 when my high school put in a computer lab. Now I repair and configure PCs as a hobby. Still I have some musician friends who are almost computer illiterate. They have other artistic hobbies instead: Painting, drawing. I even have a friend who builds medieval armor.

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hahah... it really seems so... I am an IT engineer and the guy who produced the CD of my band does Java development for his main income (,yet) ...

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Seems like there is some connection - really a lot of people in IT play guitar smile.gif I wish i knew the REAL explanation.

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