---OK....I can't resist.......
To the tune of the old nursery rhyme:
THE NOT-SO-BITSY SPIDER
CAME OUT BEFORE THE "X"
AND THOUGH THEY WERE A CHALLANGE
THE SPIRIT DID NOT "VEX"
THEN GODDESS MADE ONE UP HERSELF
WITH SUTTON'S "TWO-CENTS" IN
NOW DEEDGE'S MIND AND FINGERS
ARE TANGLED UP AGAIN!
the author above has been exposed to Sutton's evil plot to
rule the world,and is therefore not responsible for his ramblings)
In The-Guitar-Cafe@y..., Goddess <thefates@e...> wrote:
> sutton, ya slay me!!! lol!
> P.S. Neither I nor The guitar Cafe, take responsibility for any
> suffering, injury, or death which may or may by implication, be
> by the practice of Sutton's modification to my hitherto nice,
> otherwise benevelant little exercise. Play nice, and stay safe.
> At 09:51 PM 7/31/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Oh dear! what have i done? LOL
> >Uh, yeah Goddess, I think you have the general idea.
> >> another exercise I like, and then reveal sutton's
> >> plans to take over THE
> >> WORLD!!! *laughing* -just kidding, actually, on
> >Today the fretboard, tomorrow the world.
> >On second thought, tomorrow the fretboard, the world
> >the following day.
> >On reflection, very soon now, just as soon as I master
> >this excercise...
> >> Smiles,
> >> G-Girl
> >> "The only things I really think are important, are
> >> love, and eachother.
> >> -Then, anything is possible..."
> >Well, theoretically, but if you turn blue while
> >holding your breath, I suggest you start breating
> >Now then, having taking a class in probablity.
> >1) How many possible ways are there to do this
> >2) What's the probablity that you will make a mistake?
> >For the first note, there is one of four choices, one
> >in three for the second, one two for the third, and
> >the last choice is given.
> >This is 4*3*2*1 or 25 unique patterns. This is also
> >known as four factorial or "4!". For those of you
> >tired of that old pentatonic, relief is just around
> >the corner.
> >With six choices of strings, our number becomses 6*4!
> >or 150 possibilities. Sadly, there at least two flaws
> >to this, because as soon as we move from one string to
> >the next, we really ought to be able to reuse any of
> >our fingers. Well if we can do that, then why not
> >reuse any of them at anytime. Hmmm. Well it's your
> >If we reuse fingers, our base number goes from 4! to
> >4^4 or 256. Multiply this by six strings and we get
> >1536 possible ways to play four note patterns. I like
> >this number a little better, because it allows you to
> >play the same note more than once and it also allows
> >you to use the same finger consecutively, but on
> >different strings.
> >We now have more than one answer to the first
> >question. I feel comfortable with that.
> >This being the case, we ought to be able to generate
> >either tab, or better yet, classical notation for each
> >of the possibilities. I mean, why not learn to read
> >while were at it? It may actually turn out to be
> >Anyway, just a thought!
> >Now as to the second question, this will be a bit more
> >difficult to calculate.... I'll get back to you on
> >that one, just as soon as I take over the world.
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