Hassan Schroeder noted: >>I could always pick up almost anything and play by ear. Hi Hassan, <shade = 'jealous green' /> Hate you! ... Hate your French Horn too! Maaaan, I wish I could do that. [Okay. Okay. Mr. Lazybones here wishes he could do that _without_ putting in hours and hours at a keyboard developing the ear training that could make that a more likely possibility.] Heck, I wish I could just play the music I hear in my head. >>... our band director had a day a month or so where everyone got to switch instruments. How cool! Dang that sounds like fun! Yeah, a bunch a noise. But mondo fun. >>Most people "see" what they expect to see (or the absence thereof) >>rather than scanning for new patterns that reveal what really is. Hello? Pattern recognition *is* math! ;-) Cheers, RonL.