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who play musical instrument(s) along with doing Java development?

 
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Hi
Thank you for reading my post
maybe it is a good place that i check how much of Java developers have intrests on playing some musical instruments.
so, please kindly answer one or all of these questions:

-Do you play any musical instrument?

-Which instrument(s) you play?

-when you start development (java) and when you start practicing your instrument(s)?

thank you very much.
 
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I started playing guitar around 1980, and played professionaly into the early '90s. I started learning Java in the late '90s.
 
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Just ordered the Prodikey. Hopefully that would enable me to "play musical instrument(s) along with doing Java development"
 
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I bet you'll find many musicians. In the 70s IBM published some studies that found musicians made very good programming recruits. My first employer preferred people with no experience because we had our own languages and utilities and they were cheaper. I'd bet 75% or more were musicians. (Even more were former school teachers who no longer found starving romantic and wanted to work with adults for a change.) I always thought it was because musicians already understood abstract langauges and control structures. If you took any music theory you had experience applying mathematical concepts to an abstract world, too.
 
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tried learning several instruments, latest being guitar.
It never works out, can't hold a rythm, can't get my head around musical script, and can't get my fingers to form chords (poor hand-eye coordination, and they're just too short and stubby).
 
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Thank you all for your reply.
I hope i get more feedback on this issue.
Thanks again.
 
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Originally posted by raminaa niilian:
I hope i get more feedback on this issue.



Issue??!! Now, now, I think you are tired handling those application issues while doing Java development.

What about you? Do you play any musical instrument? May be you want check this thread.
[ November 27, 2006: Message edited by: Raghav Sam ]
 
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Do you play any musical instrument?

Yes

Which instrument(s) you play?

viola

when you start development (java) and when you start practicing your instrument(s)?

I started with violin in 6th grade and switched to viola in 9th grade. I started learning Java in 1997, but I started learning programming (Fortran) in college.

I play in Niwot Timberline Symphony Orchestra and Ptarmigan String Quartet.
[ November 27, 2006: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
 
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I started playing musical instruments when I was a kid - I still play the guitar, and I started programming when I was in high school.

I've also heard that a higher than normal percentage of programmers are left handed - as am I.
 
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I come from a long line of musical IT professionals, both parents were programmers and both played musical instruments (violin and cello) with my sister also playing violin...(She was the black sheeo of teh family - DIDNT become an IT professional - instead she became and accountant and MARRIED and IT geek!)

I started playing the Piano and Violin aged 5(ish).. and continued with tuition on both Piano and then Viola until I was 18.. by which time I had toured much of the UK and Australia with our county youth orchestra and was sought after for regular paid work by many a local amateur orchestra seeking extra players.. (and wedding and function work playing in string quartets).

At 15years of age I started teaching myself Guitar (hair grew long and wanted to SHRED! ) and became a competant rock guitarist.

When I went to uni (studying music) my principal instrument ( the one I recieved tuition on) was Piano, the music department pretty much only knew of me as a Viola player and socialy around the uni campus I was known as a guitarist in a few bands that performed regularly.

On graduating from uni I searched in vain for rewarding employment for a year before giving up and getting a job in IT...Fortunately my experience of equipment in music studios and as a etchnical troubleshooter for a volunterr run radio station was sufficient for me to blag my way into a IT support role.

As my IT career commenced my creative juices took a back burner and apart from amateur orchestra participation and a lucrative but artistically void role as a funky bass player in a pub covers band I did nothing musically.

Since immigration, fatherhood and responsibility have crept up on me I find that now the only music I seem to do is playing along with "The Wiggles" so my daughters can sing and leap around....
 
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Originally posted by Marilyn de Queiroz:
Do you play any musical instrument?

Yes

Which instrument(s) you play?

viola

when you start development (java) and when you start practicing your instrument(s)?

I started with violin in 6th grade and switched to viola in 9th grade. I started learning Java in 1997, but I started learning programming (Fortran) in college.

I play in Niwot Timberline Symphony Orchestra and Ptarmigan String Quartet.

[ November 27, 2006: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]



In 1997, you were in which grade???
 
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BTW, it's my feeling that less % of Indians are multi-functional than others...
 
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Yes I play
It is about 3 years that I play Whistle and flute.
I have start java programming 6 years ago.
 
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I played clarinet (poorly) in high school marching band. (Yeah, a nerd through and through.)

But the only musical instrument I play _while_ programming in Java would have to be the one also played (far better) by Le Petomane.
 
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