cctalk Digest, Vol 76, Issue 29
w2hx at w2hx.com
Mon Feb 1 16:03:05 CST 2021
> I can still count quite rapidly up to 31 on one hand (either one).
That is a neat trick. I have a hard time counting to 21 unless I take off my pants.
73 Eugene W2HX
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Subject: Re: cctalk Digest, Vol 76, Issue 29
From: dwight <dkelvey at hotmail.com>
> If we'd thought about it we could count to 1023 on our fingers.
I used to play string bass in a symphony, and there were many times that there would be long periods of rest, where it was important to count the bars (measures) going by so as to come back in at the right time. To this day (that was 40+ years ago) I can still count quite rapidly up to 31 on one hand (either one). Higher numbers slow me down a bit...
Old bass joke: During the last movement of Beethoven's 9th symphony, there is a very long tacit (rest) for the basses. So the bass section all went over to the bar across the street for a drink or three. To keep the conductor from passing by their entry, they put a rubber band around his music. So the situation was... Bottom of the ninth, basses loaded, score tied. (sorry...) ~~ Mark Moulding
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