Grave Dodgers wrote:
Yes, I own a construction business, but let's be serious. Finding how long a fucking board is with a tape measure is not the math they were talking about. Neither is the math involved with playing a guitar, which isn't done consciously anyway, unless you're in Tool or some artsy band like that that thinks they're smarter than everyone else because all their music fits into the goddamn Fibbonaci scale. And no, I don't do my own taxes. I don't think I'd do my own taxes even if I was better at math. That's why people go to college for that shit. Use them. They're professionals.
Look, I think the article is lame because it's basically saying that any idiot could do calculus if they just "followed instructions." The only problem is that they're leaving out the part where they expect everyone to understand the instructions. Think about it this way, you ever go to Ikea and buy some furniture? You know those inane instruction sheets that come with it? No words. No pages numbers. No real instructions of any kind. Just a few random pictures that you have to decipher and hope you put that shit together right. That's math to me. Math is Ikea.
I actually get those instructions with great ease. pretty straight forward and logical (most of the time).
as far as almost anyone can do it. it might be harder for you then it is for me but you can do it.
as I said (and I'm currently writing an academic level report about music and cognitive development)
you use the same skills, you may not think that you do, it may not happen consciously but by understanding that if you put
your wah pedal infront of the amp, the amp will distort the wah, and if you put it in the f\x loop the wah will wah the distortion,
you just solved a pretty complex math problem with intuition. if you got that you can solve anything.
you're (were) probably just scared that being good at it will take up to much time and effort and gave up.