“I’ve been taking guitar lessons for eight years now and I’m still not really any good at it. I don’t practice enough; I work too hard here. But it has been a fun hobby to learn about music and music theory. It’s a nice way to relax and then also apply some of the math and the techniques we use here in a completely different domain. I have a piano at home, too, that I am even worse at than the guitar.”
Have you ever thought about using some of that music theory to do composing?
“As a matter of fact I have many books on songwriting and music composition which I have purchased and put on my shelf where they have stayed.”
Perfectly intact spines?
“Perfectly intact, haven’t been cracked yet. But it is something I have always been interested in and maybe someday, maybe when I retire, I’ll work on that.”