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Old 18th March 2003
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jon
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From playing in and recording various bands, I play gits, bass, drums, harmonica, piano, keys, and sax all pretty badly to just kind of okay...it's good for understanding those instruments and musicians and and knowing how they sound.

Live sound engineering is good for learning how instruments sound like, too...and seeing the world to boot...did that long enough to fill a double-size 48 page passport with visa stamps.

I do reckon that having an excellent tone/frequency ear is a big help for AE. A semester of theory, ear training, and interval recognition in college was one of the most useful courses I've ever taken. A lousy example: When the new Linkin Park song came on MTV, I bet the guys around me that the lead vocal in the chorus was singing an F-sharp. Hey, it got me a free pizza.

heh