#597 – Idiophone

I guess it’s not much of a surprise that geometry was my favorite math class. That was the one non-art class that I could make good use of my visual skills. Some classes that were easy were also boring to sit through but geometry was easy and fun.


33 thoughts on “#597 – Idiophone”

  1. Torg says:

    Equilateral triangles provide a clearer sound.

  2. Madness says:

    Scalene triangles are better though.

  3. Micah says:

    I like right triangles myself.

  4. Metal Matt says:

    Biff should play a pentagon.

    But yeah, geometry was my favorite math class too… I averaged something like 103 in that class.

    Calculus owns me 🙁

  5. Chris says:

    I was never into triangles much, always preferred the cowbell.

  6. trevor says:

    I always preffered playing the circle.
    By that, I mean Osu.

  7. RFPT says:

    actually, the first triangles were isosceles. I was reading yesterday about it on wikipe…..erm, in town doing normal things.

  8. Rargrape says:

    Personally, I preferred the Trombone. Right now I like my RockBand.

    I FINALLY got through the archives, I read about half of them forward, then the rest backwards. Not too sure why, but they’re done.

    Can’t wait for each updated. Keep up the amazing work! Kudos!

  9. MaskedMan says:

    I always preferred the regular seventeen-sided polygon, myself.

    Yeah, I liked construction… Drawing in math class? You betcha!

  10. RG says:

    If a math band did exist, nerds would be more musically inclined. 🙂

  11. LazerWulf says:


    Exhibit A: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5503582578132361295
    That’s not the animation playing the music, that’s the music controlling the animation.

    Exhibit B: Guitar Hero. Need I say more?

  12. trevor says:

    Exhibit c: Like I said earlier, osu.

  13. Chris says:

    @Rargrape – Thanks!

  14. Batdan says:

    You know if they ever made Tuba Hero I would be awesome. Perhaps then I could 5 star all the medium songs and do decent in the hard levels. One can keep up hope…. right?

  15. Coughman says:

    ill be honest, shapes never ticked me off more than they did in my geo class

  16. Zaffa says:

    I prefer the dodecahedron… Who cares if it`s three-dimensional, I`ll still play it, damnet!

  17. Reg says:

    @Coughman: I completely agree with you.
    @RG: At my school, band geeks don’t really exist because the cool kids ARE in the band (including me, of course)!

  18. Speakerblast says:

    I’m doing triganometry right now. Right angles triangles sure beat using the cosine law.

    c= root(a^2 + b^2-2ab cos C)

    I hate the cosine law

  19. biggo says:

    @Chris: for some reason, I really laughed at this one. Must be because it’s 3AM here and I’ve had a 16-hours workday, but I feel the urge to find my triangle and play it LOUD .-D

    @Chris (the other one): MORE COWBELL!

  20. Qskecksget says:

    A dodecahedron is a 2D 12-sided figure.

    I’d prefer the Icosahedron: 20-sided 3D shape made of equilateral triangles.

    I play the Tuba÷2 in my band. (Tell me its real name and you get a cookie.)


  21. Qskecksget says:


  22. Lethal Interjection says:

    Today we will be playing Pythagoras’ 5th Symphony in c².

  23. Lethal Interjection says:


    I assume you are referring to the Baritone?

  24. Torg says:

    @Qskecksget : No, a dodecaGON is a 12-sided 2D figure. DodecaHEDRONS are 3-dimensional 12-faced shapes.

    @Zaffa: the ones with pentagonal or triangular faces?

  25. Zaffa says:

    @Torg: Triangular.

  26. Qskecksget says:

    @ Lethal Interjection
    Congrats you get a cookie
    @ Torg
    Damn my misreadings… >_<

  27. jykcor says:

    I got a FEVER…
    and the only perscription…..

  28. Zach Light says:

    Math + Band = WTF~!

  29. steve says:

    Uh boy…. I think it’s sad that I even laughed at this… oh well 😀

  30. Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos says:

    Yeah Geometry was the only math class I ever enjoyed and thought easy. Ironically most of my classmates thought opposite.

  31. YukiSnowflake says:

    ‘cos 3d sounds much cooler |:D

  32. YukiSnowflake says:

    oh, just a sec, dodecahedron is taken….
    let me see….
    ‘cos its 3d AND not very well-known |:D

  33. ZeoViolet says:

    If you ever look at old comments anymore….look up Gossamer Wump!

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