I never liked my music theory stuff. It wasn’t the concepts themselves: I found the concepts fascinating in themselves. But how it’s usually taught is dry and lifeless and I grew to hate it as a kid. Nowadays, a quick search though and you’ll find SOMEBODY who shows you the thing you want to know in a way that is compatible for you. Ostinatos are “background” – made up of musical figures. A musical figure is similar to a motif, but a motif is in the foreground whereas figures are background. Foreground: motif Background: figure Both short though. Ostinatos can repeat endlessly, making up a whole song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK2IOfGTRIs

I never liked my
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YES! It has a name! I was finding patterns: OUTLINING, SKELETON (Voronoi), GROUPING, Foreground/Background-as-basic-groupings (that was today)… going about things the long way, taking notes… I searched for ALL the things I found in a single Google search, and BOOM, They all showed up TOGETHER! it’s all a field of study of its own. MATHEMATICAL MORPHOLOGY

YES! It has a
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Man, I just learned today that if she had the means, my mother was going to put me in a “it starts with an M… M.. Mon.. something”. “Montessori? “That’s it” school when I was little. She didn’t believe in Ritalin, which was an option EVEN IN THE EARLY 1980S, which I didn’t know, and I was ALMOST on it. Instead, I got a revolutionary-for-the-time guided meditation/biofeedback program based on a study that had finished just the year prior. And yes, it worked. But wow… I almost went to a Montessori school. That would’ve been awesome. A good “I read Mother Earth News before it was glossy” Mom. What surprised you that your parents did – or tried to do – for you that you only learned about as an adult?

Man, I just learned
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https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Quantum-World-fascinating-quantum/dp/1681740532 In this book, ” by Indu Satija, with contributions by Douglas Hofstadter, is the first book ever to tell the story of the “Hofstadter butterfly”, a beautiful and fascinating graph lying at the heart of the quantum theory of matter. The butterfly came out of a simple-sounding question: What happens if you immerse a crystal in a magnetic field? What energies can the electrons take on? “

https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Quantum-World-fascinating-quantum/dp/1681740532
In this book,
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Ok, after re-realizing the “triangle inequality” is so darned ‘everything’ when it comes to defining ‘metric spaces’, I looked for any recent “triangle inequality” stuff in scholar. 2017: Improving compiler efficiency by thousands of times by implementing triangle inequality logic that uses VECTORS (the angles of the triangle) instead of the SIDES (lengths). (What it’s doing is figuring out lowest + highest search space in loops, restricting search space to ONLY what’s needed. (instead of 0 -> 100000, if all it needs is 5000 < x < 6000 the checking will be a heck of a lot faster. === Generalizations of the Theory and Deployment of Triangular Inequality for Compiler-Based Strength Reduction Yufei Ding, Lin Ning, Hui Guan, Xipeng Shen

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