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Re: When I count, I think of numbers as...

by ambrus (Abbot)
on May 29, 2005 at 21:02 UTC ( #461588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When I count, I think of numbers as...

I voted on "spoken words", but in a few rare cases, "other sound" applies too. Specifically, when I have to count some event repeating fast, I don't have time to think of the numbers as I would normally do, I just think of it as beats coming fast like "TUM tum tum tum Tum tum tum tum TUM tum tum" (in base 2, yeah), and then replay them more slowly, counting the beats. This works up to about twenty.

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Re^2: When I count, I think of numbers as...
by RupertSw (Initiate) on May 29, 2005 at 22:23 UTC

    Now that actually works but, being of musical bent, I tend to do it in 4,4, rather than 8,4, which your example seems to be in.

    That said, I suppose if you were expecting a multiple of seven or five, you could do some esoteric jazz piece

    Although 13 might be pushing it...

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