s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: A poll

Sunday, June 06, 2010

A poll

I have a hypothesis and I need your help in collecting some data.

1. What year were you born?

2. Are you LDS (or were you raised LDS)?


3. How many years of formal music instruction have you had? (By “formal music instruction,” I have in mind private music lessons or music classes at school.)


4. Which instruments have you formally studied?

a. Piano only
b. One or more instruments besides piano (including other keyboard instruments)
c. Piano, plus one or more other instruments

If anything is unclear, please ask. (I’m hoping to refine my questions here and then set up a more formal survey.) I’ve turned off Blogger authorization for this post, so you should be able to post anonymously, if you so choose.

38 Comments:

At June 06, 2010 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1986
Yes
9
B

 
At June 06, 2010 8:32 PM, Blogger Betty Edit said...

1. 1981

2. Yes

3. 15 (i think)

4. c

 
At June 06, 2010 8:34 PM, Blogger Betty Edit said...

I am curious to know what the hypothesis is...

 
At June 06, 2010 8:35 PM, Blogger Tangerine said...

1987
Yes
7ish
B

 
At June 06, 2010 8:47 PM, Blogger Genuine Draft said...

1987
yes
7
b

 
At June 06, 2010 9:18 PM, Blogger Petra said...

Count me as another person who wants to hear the hypothesis and results.

a. 1984.
b. Yes and yes.
c. 12
d. c

 
At June 06, 2010 9:30 PM, Blogger BJ Homer said...

1984
LDS
14 years piano

 
At June 06, 2010 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. 1982
2. yes
3. 12
4. c

 
At June 06, 2010 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. 1988
2. yes
3. um, we'll say 15
4. c, but piano primarily

I'm kind of relishing this anonymity.

 
At June 06, 2010 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1951
yes
4
c

 
At June 06, 2010 11:07 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

1984

Yes

13

C -- Piano, trombone

 
At June 06, 2010 11:30 PM, Blogger Tianna said...

1983
Yes
7.5
C (though the .5 was for piano lessons. The rest were for trombone.)

 
At June 06, 2010 11:31 PM, Blogger FoxyJ said...

1. 1978

2. yes

3. 2 years piano, 2 years or so cello, 1 year trombone

4. c--piano, cello, trombone

 
At June 06, 2010 11:46 PM, Blogger Wilhelmina Wafflewitz said...

1985
Yes
about 5 I think
a

 
At June 07, 2010 12:18 AM, Blogger Kyle Dickerson said...

1. 1985
2. Yes
3. 8
4. B

 
At June 07, 2010 2:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1991
yes
6
2 (ish)
I suppose I've technically had 4 different instruments (piano, organ, string bass, and singing bass), but I only had organ, string bass, and voice about three times each.

 
At June 07, 2010 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. 1985
2. Yes.
3. 7 years of trumpet, two semesters of voice, and one semester of piano.
4. Um...(c) if you count one semester of piano, or (b) if you don't.

 
At June 07, 2010 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to skew your results a bit...

1. 1966
2. Yes
3. 16
4. D

 
At June 07, 2010 11:15 AM, Blogger Skaters said...

1987
yes
10
C

 
At June 07, 2010 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. 1985

2. Yes

3. 10

4. c

 
At June 07, 2010 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1983
yes
about nine
c

 
At June 07, 2010 9:43 PM, Blogger Th. said...

.

1. 1976
2. yes to both
3. ~11
4. a (also voice if that counts; I included it in 3)

 
At June 07, 2010 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. What year were you born?
1982

2. Are you LDS (or were you raised LDS)?
Yes (raised LDS)

3. How many years of formal music instruction have you had?
4th grade through 10th grade band (one year of orchestra)
and private piano lessons for 8 months

4. Which instruments have you formally studied?
c. Piano, plus one or more other instruments

 
At June 08, 2010 12:31 PM, Blogger brozy said...

1982
yes
12, 2, 2, 1
C

 
At June 08, 2010 12:58 PM, Blogger kgroetsch said...

1, What year were you born?
1967

2. Are you LDS (or were you raised LDS)?
Not LDS

3. How many years of formal music instruction have you had?
10


4. Which instruments have you formally studied?
c. Piano, plus one or more other instruments

 
At June 08, 2010 1:44 PM, Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

1981
Yes
5 + 2 as an adult
A + B as an adult

 
At June 08, 2010 5:02 PM, Blogger Soren said...

1981
Yes
10
c: Piano, trumpet, french horn, guitar

 
At June 08, 2010 6:44 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

1979
no
10
c

 
At June 09, 2010 11:15 AM, Blogger Heather said...

1981
yes
5
b

 
At June 10, 2010 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1983
no
9
B

 
At June 10, 2010 10:54 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

1. 1979
2. No (but strict evangelical Christian, fwiw)
3. 16 years
4. a, piano only

 
At June 11, 2010 3:50 AM, Blogger Charly said...

1. 1988
2. Yes
3. piano: 5.5 years
voice: 8 years
4. cf. above

 
At June 12, 2010 6:19 PM, Blogger cspokey said...

1. What year were you born?
1987
2. Are you LDS (or were you raised LDS)?
yes
3. How many years of formal music instruction have you had? (By “formal music instruction,” I have in mind private music lessons or music classes at school.)
um, about 5.5
4. Which instruments have you formally studied?
b. No piano, just violin, plus half a year of guitar.

 
At June 13, 2010 7:24 PM, Blogger erin said...

1981
yes
14, 1, 3
c, piano, guitar, violin (see respective formal music numbers above)

 
At June 14, 2010 3:12 PM, Blogger Confuzzled said...

1984
Yes
12
C

 
At June 19, 2010 10:34 PM, Blogger Trueblat said...

1981
Yes
20 years applied instruments or 24 years music instruction that includes theory/history, etc.
c

Is it sad when it's easier to count the years I haven't had formal instruction?

 
At June 23, 2010 12:29 PM, Blogger Trueblat said...

The second answer of mine should be 22 years, I forgot to subtract my mission from it.

 
At July 07, 2010 12:00 PM, Blogger Clint Carter said...

1968
Yes
6
c

 

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