It's pretty surprising how much I enjoy math. I mean, it's surprising because math was always my worst subject in school. I remember my first day of College Algebra at SMSU; our teacher Ms. Weatherwax gave us a quiz (yes, on the FIRST DAY!). I failed with flying colors. Ms. Weatherwax was an elderly lady in her 80's, and she acted like a cranky old school marm. The following day I went to her office with a drop slip. In case you don't remember, a drop slip is a piece of paper you bring in for your professor to sign if you want to "drop" the class. I walked in, and told her I needed to drop her math class. She replied, "Sit down Jeremy." I had not introduced myself. This is something I will never forget. She was a professor with hundreds of students, and had only had me in class for one day, yet she knew my name. She continued to tutor me daily throughout the semester (for free) during her office hours. I'm happy to say I passed with an A.
This post was actually not intended to be about college algebra, but I got sidetracked.
What I was meaning to say, was that of all the musical classes I took in college, theory was my favorite by far. Mainly because it was so mathematical- even scientific. Everything I was so fascinated with in my theory classes came rushing back to me this past weekend as I purchased a book about mastering. I won't go into the details of what that means, but I will just say that music theory, physics, and basic mathematics all intersect when you are learning about mastering. I can tell that a new obsession has started. Up until this point, I always did my own version of mastering, but it was always a guessing game. I want to learn the math and science behind it now, and completely own the art of mastering. Pretty ambitious, but that's ok. I'm a pretty ambitious person. Thanks for reading.
Ah, shoot, I forgot to tell you about two new amazing albums that just came out! I'll save it for tomorrow, unless one of you wants to chime in and say which ones I'm thinking of...