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#130338 - 03/15/06 04:53 AM Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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OK, not related to Electrical Theory - directly , but will break up the normal stuff; and toss in something different to ponder.

Question:

If I say the following statement, just waddaheck am I referring to?

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Elephants And Dogs Got Big Ears

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Answer the riddle correctly and win a Prize!

Winner takes home sq. root of $25.00 (taken as a whole number - or square root of 2500 cents).

All funds are U.S.D. (Uranium Saturated Doll-hairs)

Any takers???

Scott35
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#130339 - 03/15/06 07:19 AM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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I can not answer, though I thought it might have something to do with music (I would have to ask my wife).

I did think it rather interesting the offer of prize where using the sq root of the $25 gives us $5 versus the larger seeming 2500 pennies which would only give the winner 50 cents. Reminds me of those sliding pictures where one person disappears.

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#130340 - 03/15/06 08:13 AM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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Standard guitar tuning - E A D G B E .

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#130341 - 03/15/06 06:13 PM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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DING-DING-DING...DING-DING-DING!!!

And T-Kat wins the prize!!!
Just as sabrown said - it's 50¢... Thank you for playing!
Is a post dated check OK?

I have been getting back into the Music thing lately. Bought an Acoustic Guitar (yet I suck something awful playing it!), which is one of the reasons for the notation question.
A whole new set of calouses to make now! (finertips, as opposed to palms of hands and on fingers themselves!).

Still have nowhere to permanently setup the Drum Kit, and I have a major itch to play!
Time to rent a Studio by the hour.

Man, it' been like 17 years since I have tuned a Guitar - let alone touched one! (never really played 'em, only hot roding them and fixing them).

Can't believe I can still tune a Guitar! Matched low "E" and "A" darn close - just a little on the sharp side, and same goes for the remaining strings. (using my keyboard for note references after tuning was complete)

When we did Gigs, tuning was below natural, so Electronic Tuners were used.

T-Kat (or anyone else): Bonus prize question...
What's the frequencies of these 6 notes (E, A, D, G, B, E), and which Octave does the low E fall in?

I am just throwing these things out for fun, and to get some discussions going.
Even though it is Music (Audible stuff), there are lots of similarities to Electrical values and operations (theories).

A very easy one: Harmonics!
Another one: Can be plotted as waves!

Fire away, everyone!

Scott35
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#130342 - 03/15/06 09:18 PM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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E = 82.41 Hz (ocave 2)
A = 110.00 Hz
D = 146.83 Hz
G = 196.00 Hz
B = 246.94 Hz
E = 329.63 Hz
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#130343 - 03/16/06 09:46 AM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
Ralpha494 Offline
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I took my son's electronic tuner to work one day to find out that the 60 cycle hum of a transformer is in the key of C.

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#130344 - 03/17/06 11:15 PM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
Trumpy Offline

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Scott,
I have an electric bass tuned B E A D G
Sure it's a 5-string and electure always rubs me up the wrong way about the cost of my strings.
I also have a 4-string fretted bass and a 4 string fretless.
Personally Scott, I've never picked up a 6 string guitar before, but I would like to for the fact of being able to play the chords.
Playing Bass only requires that you be in tune and in time with the guitarist and the drummer.
The only reason I use a 5-string in the first place is because of our local "Talent Quest",
uses a keyboard that needs a Bass background.

Other side of the coin Scott,
A string on a guitar of any sort has real physical value.
Pressing a string to a fret on a guitar shortens the string, between the nut and the bridge.
Not to mention Harmonics towards the top of the neck.
A guitar is a walking physics lesson.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-18-2006).]
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#130345 - 04/03/06 02:18 AM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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Music,
has a lot in common with Electrical theory.
It is a very physical thing.
Take for instance, a guitar string, it has a fundamental frequency (compare that to 60Hz)
A guitar also has harmonics along it's fret-board (any guitarist will tell you that).
Eddie Van Halen almost built a career on this fact (tapping).
I've used a bass before in one of my Ham Radio classes to explain Harmonics, as in 2x, 3x and 4x the fundamental.
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#130346 - 04/03/06 07:55 AM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
Celtic Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: NJ


"Almost"...might be an understatement.
He used to play with his BACK to the crowd/camera so as no one could see/steal his technique.

...but I do like it.
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#130347 - 04/04/06 12:25 PM Re: Off Topic - "Do U Know What I Am Describing"
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Good old "Edward's Hammer-On's"

When done right (and in moderation), it sounds great. Same could be said about Arpeggios.

I like the Guitar Solo "Eruption", - Van Halen's 1st Album. Extreme Hammer-On (Tapping) and Whammy Bar (Tremolo Bar) action going on.

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Take for instance, a guitar string, it has a fundamental frequency (compare that to 60Hz)

A guitar also has harmonics along it's fret-board (any guitarist will tell you that).

I've used a bass before in one of my Ham Radio classes to explain Harmonics, as in 2x, 3x and 4x the fundamental.


This must be why so many people in the Electrical Industry are also musicians .

That's a great idea for demonstrating Harmonics, Mike!

Scott35
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