Dominic James Howard

Dominic James Howard better known as Dom Howard was born on December 7th 1977 in Stockport, and moved to Devon at 8 years old. He and his family had no interest in music until he went to high school where he became interested in a jazz band, and as a result started playing drums. Now, he is the drummer for the English rock band Muse.

Personal Life

Howard’s first band was named ‘Carnage Mayhem, which he was in at school. Meanwhile, he befriended Matt Bellamy, who played guitar but didn’t have a stable band. Not long after, Bellamy was faced with the chance of entering Howard’s band. After two years of drop-outs after Bellamy suggested that they write their own songs, only Howard and Bellamy remained. Chris Wolstenholme, who played drums in “Fixed Penalty“, then entered the scene and with a great “spirit of sacrifice” he began to play bass.

In the first months of 1994 Gothic Plague was born, followed by Rocket Baby Dolls and then finally Muse. From then on, things got more serious for Howard and the others. Howard is the oldest member of the band, followed by Bellamy, then Wolstenholme.

In 2004, Howard’s father, William Howard, came to watch Muse’s performance at Glastonbury 2004, a concert which Bellamy described as “the best gig of our lives”. Just after their performance finished, William died from a heart attack. Through support from his family and fellow band members, Dominic recovered, and Muse managed to continue their tour.

The song Howard wants played at his funeral is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.

In a session where he and Bellamy answered questions from fans, Howard stated that the celebrity, alive or dead, he’d most like to meet is Jimi Hendrix.

On 26 September 2008, Howard, along with Bellamy and Wolstenholme, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth.

Musical Equipments

Drum kits

Howard is known to be an endorser of DW Drums, and uses a custom finished kit by the brand. However, he has used a set of orange and red Ludwig Vistalites in the USA cut of the Stockholm Syndrome music video, while a clear set of Vistalites is seen on one of the background images of Muse’s official site. As of 2009, Dominic appears to be using DW Drums. His new kit is maple with VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) shells and reinforcement rings in a custom finish. All of his recent appearances in support of the new album “Resistance”, Howard can be seen using Drum Workshop kits.

Some of his past drum sets include:

  • British racing green Starclassic Maple kit with chrome hardware.
  • Brown fade Starclassic Maple kit with chrome hardware.
  • Blue sparkle Starclassic Maple kit with chrome hardware (destroyed at the conclusion of the 2001 Origin of Symmetry / Dead Star/In Your World EP support tour, as seen on “Hullabaloo” DVD).
  • Grey kit (unknown composition) with chrome hardware (as seen on the “Top Of the Pops” live performance and recording of Origin Of Symmetry). Its fate is unknown.
  • Blue sparkle Starclassic Maple kit with chrome hardware (used during 2002 tour and Absolution recording). Its fate is unknown. At least one rack tom survived until 2003 as it was used at the Grouse Lodge sessions of the Absolution recordings.
  • Silver sparkle Starclassic maple kit with chrome hardware (as seen in music videos for Hyper Music, Feeling Good, Plug In Baby and Dead Star).
  • Custom chrome finished Starclassic Maple kit with black nickel hardware (as seen on the Absolution Tour DVD). At least four different instances of this kit have been acquired and subsequently destroyed by the band at the end of live shows, at the conclusion of the Earls Court 2004 performance, at the 2004 Glastonbury Festival and on two other occasions.
  • Crystal ice (transparent) Starclassic Mirage kit with white powder-coated hardware. This Kit was donated to Oxfam in help of the 2010 haiti earthquake. (During the last show of the Black Holes and Revelations tour, at V festival, Howard used this kit but with the standard chrome hardware).
  • He has also played a Starclassic Bubinga kit supporting My Chemical Romance in Williamsburg USA.
  • For recording he has used a blue DW kit.
  • During 3 songs (Soldier’s Poem, Unintended, Blackout) at the band’s performance at Wembley Stadium he used a Vintage Gretsch Jazz Kit in a Champagne Sparkle Finish.

Drum sizes

  • Dom recently started endorsing with the Resistance album tour DW Drums Pedals and Hardware and has been seen using two different kits: a Gold Sparkle with Gold hardware and a Black Lacquer and Silver custom logo rebase finish with chrome hardware kits and the sizes for both kits are:12×10 tom,14×14 floor tom,16×16 floor tom,22×20 bass drum, 21×16 gong drum and 14×6,5 DW aluminium snare drum shell or Ludwig Black Beauty with the same size. However Dom is still using the same cymbal brand
  • He previously used a 22×16″ bass drum, 12×10″ rack tom and 14×14″ and 16×16″ floor toms.
  • His new chrome kits have a 22×18 bass drum, 12×8 rack tom, 14×14 and 16×16 floor toms with the last being a custom size.
  • His newer still acrylic kits has a 24″x18″ bass drum, 12″x8″ rack tom, 14″x14″ and 16″x16″ floor toms. Also he uses a matching 14″x6″ snare, sometimes a 14″x6.5″ Ludwig Black Beauty Brass Snare, a 20″x14″ gong bass drum.
  • His Gretsch USA Custom Vintage Champagne Sparkle that he used during 3 songs at Wembley Stadium (Soldier’s Poem, Unintended and Black Out) has a 18×16 bass drum, 12×8 tom, 14×14 and a 14×5,5 matching snare.
  • His new DW kit has a 20″x22″ Kick drum, 10″x12″ rack tom, 14″x14″ and 16″x16″ floor toms and a 16″x21″ gong drum. He also uses a 6.5″x14″ snare.

Snare drums

As well as alternating between using mainly Tama Starclassic Maple 14×6.5″, to match his chrome kit and Ludwig LB417 Black Beauty 14×6.5″ snare drums, he has a number of less prominent snares used for recording and video clips (for example the shallow snare used for recording Fury, the Starclassic Maple 14×5.5″ that matched his silver sparkle kit used for the recording of Ruled By Secrecy, the brass snare in the Time Is Running Out video clip) . He also uses a 6.5″x14″ DW Aluminum snare.

Cymbals

Howard uses a selection of Zildjian cymbals. Over the years his tastes in cymbals have changed – for example, on the Hullabaloo DVD he uses 13″ A Custom Projection hi-hats, 8″ A Custom splash, 11″ FX Oriental “Trash” Splash, 18″ and 19″ A Custom Crashes, 18″ FX Oriental China Trash and a 22″ K Custom Ride, whereas more recent performances have seen the addition of a 20″ Escalade Rim as a cymbal, hung above his hi-hats, and the discontinued (some how he manages to still get them) 14″ K Custom Special Dry Hi-Hats replace – and contrast – the A Customs. Lately the A Custom splash has been changed out in favour of an 9″ A Splash. He has discontinued using the Crash Of Doom as of the Black Holes period, and now uses a 22″ K Custom Ride in live situations (and for recording). Also in 2006 at the Quart festival he is seen in a picture at www.muse.mu using an 24″ Escalade rim as a Cymbal on his right stand.

For recording he uses darker K Custom Zildjian Fast and Dark crashes while he often uses the brighter A Customs in live performances for their increased “cut” (K Customs were used at Live 8, Abbey Road Session, Royal Abert Hall, and so on).

Current Cymbals

Howard is currently using:

  • Zildjian K Custom Special Dry 14″ Hi-Hats (discontinued)
  • Zildjian A Custom 18″ and 19″ crashes
  • Zildjian K Custom 18″ Fast crash
  • Zildjian K Thin 19″ Dark Crash
  • Zildjian 11″ FX Oriental Trash Splash
  • Zildjian 8″ A Splash
  • Zildjian K Custom 22″ Medium Ride
  • Zildjian A Custom 22″ Medium Ride
  • Zildjian 18″ FX Oriental Trash China

Howard has not been known to use all of these cymbals at the same time on his kit. He incorporates cymbals into his kit that are appropriate to the tour and songs being played on the setlist.

Hardware

  • He uses Tama Roadpro hardware.
  • His drum throne is a Tama First Chair with back-rest
  • He uses the limited Chrome Tama Iron Cobra single pedal.
  • He also uses the Tama Iron Cobra Lever-Glide Hi-Hat Stand.
  • He now uses all DW 9000 series hardware, including a 9000 series bass drum pedal and hi-hat stand.

Percussion

Howard states in the January 2010 issue of ModernDrummer Magazine that he uses a rhythm tech ribbon crasher to the left of his rack tom.

Sticks

  • Howard uses the Pro-Mark Dominic Howard Autograph Series American Hickory TX101 with Wood-tip.

Drum heads

Howard uses an assortment of Remo and Aquarian drum heads. At Hullabaloo his toms have clear Remo Emperor batter heads while the Black Beauty snare has an Aquarian Hi-energy batter head. His Ayotte kick has a Remo Powerstroke 3 batter and the Starclassic snare usually has either coated Emperor or coated CS dot heads.

Singing

Recalling Re:Covered where Muse performed Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Bellamy explained how Howard wanted to do this song because he could sing the “Ba DA” bits. After performing at BBC Re:Covered and a few other performances, Howard didn’t sing live again, until Supermassive Black Hole became part of the band’s set, when he sang through a vocoder at the end of each repetition of the chorus. During The Resistance Tour, Dom adds vocals during Uprising and Unnatural Selection, he adds the ‘oi’ parts.

While recording Absolution, he demonstrated his inability to sing in tune when the whole band had to perform vocals in Blackout together (Thomas Kirk could have been singing too). The sound techs pointed out that someone was out of tune. After a couple of attempts the results were the same. To find out and solve who was singing out of tune, one person was taken out at a time and the recording was tested again, resulting in Howard not being used for vocals.

Previous jobs

  • School canteen assistant
  • Factory worker (Packing Spice Girls t-shirts)

Trivia

  • In 2004, Howard’s father, William Howard, came to watch Muse’s performance at Glastonbury 2004; a concert which Bellamy described as “the best gig of our lives”. Just after their performance finished, William died from a heart attack. Through support from his family and fellow band members Dominic recovered, and Muse managed to continue their tour.
  • Around the time that Absolution was released Howard was on several occasions seen sporting a black shirt with ruffles down the front. Wearing said shirt he famously stated, when questioned by Zane Lowe on MTV2′s Gonzo, that his favourite type of cheese was Brie, quashing internet rumours that he likes Roulé.
  • According to Howard, the song which he would like played at his funeral is ‘Don’t Stop me Now’ by Queen, mainly due to him being a big fan of Queen.
  • Howard would like to have a drink with Jimi Hendrix – “He was just such a cool guy; the way he played, how he seemed to be in his personal life or whenever he was being interviewed, he just seemed like a really cool cat”, and the first thing Howard wanted to say to Hendrix is – “Good riff, man!”[1]
  • At the band’s 14th November 2006 arena show at the Birmingham NEC, Howard told a fan that he disliked playing Knights of Cydonia at the end of the set because it leaves him “knackered”. However he did state that the riff at the end is chilling.
  • In the 2nd disc of the Hullabaloo DVD, Howard can be seen in a Slipknot mask making Bellamy laugh uncontrollably by repeatedly yelling, in a mock Slipknot ‘vocal’ fashion, “Sit the fuck down!”. Contrary to popular belief, Howard did not steal the mask, but was given it by a female fan when Muse played with Slipknot at Metalfest in Spain some years ago. Howard says he still has the mask and thinks it is probably in a box hidden underneath his bed somewhere. He chuckles: “I’ll dig it out one of these days and put it on again.”
  • Howard downloads music through the internet, presumably using peer to peer software.[2]
  • Bellamy once filmed Howard having sex with someone. He managed to catch the money shot during climax, and joked that he should upload it some day.
  • Matthew Bellamy said in an interview that he and Chris are messy people but that Dom is a very clean person. Matthew also applauds Dom’s cooking skills as well as his driving and snowboarding skills. “Great snowboarder. I wish I could snowboard. I can’t snowboard at all. I’m trying to learn but I keep falling over.”
  • Dom often keeps all us fans up to date on everything using sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, and we love him for it.
  • Dom is left handed.
  • Dom lives in Nice, France.

Miscellany

References :

Musewiki

Wikipedia

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Christopher Tony Wolstenholme

chris wolstenholmeChristopher Tony Wolstenholme (born 2 December 1978) better known as Chris Wolstenholme, is a musician and the bassist and backing vocalist for the rock band Muse. He also sometimes plays Banjo or keyboard instead of bass, though the latter is occasionally handled by Morgan Nicholls during live performances. He lives in Foxrock, Dublin with his family.

Personal Life

Chris Wolstenholme grew up in the English town of Rotherham before moving to Teignmouth, Devon (at age 11). His mum would buy records regularly, influencing his interest in music. He started by learning to play the guitar, followed by the drums. Chris played drums with a local band named Fixed Penalty (a post-punk band), while Matthew Bellamy and Dominic Howard played in another. After two years of failed bassists in Bellamy and Howard’s band, Wolstenholme gave up playing the drums and joined with them as bassist to create Gothic Plague then changed the name of the band to Rocket Baby Dolls (later renamed Muse).

In 2003, when the band sued Nestle, he was the main reason behind it, being against the company that had a dubious reputation when it came to the promotion of powdered milk to new mothers in the third world. At the time, he had had his third child.

Wolstenholme and his wife Kelly married in December 2003, have five children (Alfie, 11, Ava-Jo, 9, Frankie, 7, Ernie, 2 ,and Buster, born 4 November 2010). In late April 2010, the family moved to Foxrock, Dublin. He said their decision to move to Ireland was based on their need to be beside a major airport and a desire to avoid London, England.[3] Despite moving to Ireland, he remains an avid supporter of Rotherham United F.C., his hometown football team.

He admitted to The Times‘s magazine that up until the recording of The Resistance, he had been a “raging alcoholic.”

Wolstenholme holds an honorary doctorate of arts from the University of Plymouth.

Musical Equipment

Wolstenholme has used many different basses since the start of Muse’s career, starting out with Warwick and Bass Collection basses, alongside an electric double bass for use in the song “Unintended”. He favoured the Ampeg SVT amps, with 1×18, 2×10 and 2×12 cabs.

Wolstenholme often uses distortion. Favouring the Russian Sovtek version of the Electro Harmonix Big Muff distortion / sustainer, this was used alongside a BOSS Bass overdrive and other effects.

In the Origin of Symmetry era, Wolstenholme had many custom-made Pedulla basses, mainly having five-string bass necks outfitted with only four strings, allowing for a wider 4-string neck. Only using the Pedulla Rapture SB4 basses with a single humbucking pickup, the JB4 bass with two jazz pickups shown in the Plug In Baby video was sold on eBay. Wolstenholme also changed to use two Marshall amplifiers (3 cabs in total counting his combo amp), he had two separate channels, one for clean bass and one for distorted bass. Chris has also been known to use his Marshall Bass State b150 which he drives to the edge because “it distorts nicely”. His effects rig also expanded to include some Line6 effects and more BOSS effects.

For Muse’s third album, Absolution, Wolstenholme kept the Pedulla basses but also recorded using Warwick basses (his old ones) and others. He also added a Fender Jazz Bass into his lineup for Sing for Absolution and a Zon Sonus Studio 4. For live performances of “Stockholm Syndrome” Wolstenholme used a beat up Pedulla Rapture SB5 – so beaten up that a tuning peg has been lost and is now only used as a four-string bass. No surprise that Wolstenholme threw it onto the stage from the audience, then into Dominic Howard’s bass drum at the UK’s biggest festival, Glastonbury.

He still kept his Marshall amps, and also included more rackmount effects in the form of Line6 Bass Pods and filter modelers, and more. His effects rig became so big that Rocktron All Access MIDI controllers are used both on and off stage to control everything. Also adding in an Akai Deep Impact synth pedal for the hit single “Time Is Running Out”, a Digitech Synth Wah and a Big John Granny Puker alongside more effects.

For Black Holes and Revelations, Wolstenholme has changed his rig almost completely. Now favouring Rickenbacker 4003 basses and Fender Jazz Basses for new and old songs alike, he also uses a pick on a few new songs, including “Assassin”, the beginning of “Map of the Problematique”, the beginning of “Invincible”, and the beginning and middle of “Knights of Cydonia”, according to Muse’s 26 August 2006 performance at the Reading Festival. He also plays an upright bass in “Soldier’s Poem”. The Electro Harmonix Big Muff is used more often in this album, nearly in every track, and his vocals are sometimes sung through a vocoder, most noticeably in “Supermassive Black Hole”. Additionally, on the recent HAARP DVD he can be seen playing guitar, with Morgan Nicholls manning the bass, and Bellamy on the piano. Specifically, on the DVD, he uses a PRS 513 Rosewood. Recently, he has begun using Fender 1951 P-Bass, in a unique silver colour with tortoise shell style pickguard. Before “Knights of Cydonia”, Wolstenholme sometimes plays “Man With The Harmonica” (composed by Ennio Morricone) on harmonica, which fits in with the western style of the song.

After the release of The Resistance, Wolstenholme was seen playing a 1980′s Status Bass, which he uses to play “Uprising”, “Guiding Light” and “Unnatural Selection” live. He has also been seen playing a Gibson Ripper in the studio.

Previous Job

Guitar shop assistant

Trivia

  • Chris is married with kids. He once lost his wedding ring at a gig in Japan, but got it back when a fan returned it (for which they received a lifetime supply of Muse gigs).
  • Wolstenholme is well-known as the least vocal member of the band, leaving the majority of interviews and other promotional activities to Howard and Bellamy.
  • Wolstenholme hates the photo on the top right.
  • Wolstenholme injured his arm during a football match with Didz Hammond of The Cooper Temple Clause.
  • Wolstenholme supports The Millers (Rotherham United FC).
  • Wolstenholme had an IBM T60 laptop, but it is now broken due to tonic water spills and space bar demolition. Instead, he now owns a Macbook Pro.
  • Chris is a fan of video games and the Nintendo 64. His favorite game is “The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time”.
  • Apart from Black Holes & Revelations, Wolstenholme has spawned a baby with wife Kelly around the time each album is out. (Baby No.5 was the cause of Muse having to cancel shows in Kansas City and St. Louis.)
  • Wolstenholme’s children are named Alfie, Ava Jo, Frankie, Ernie and Buster.
  • According to Wolstenholme’s biography from Taste Media, Wolstenholme once almost choked on a Smarties cap.
  • Chris smokes but gave it up when the smoking ban came into force. Recently he took it up again & has been seen smoking a pipe.
  • Chris was lucky enough to once get to stand in on a sound-check with his idols, Status Quo.
  • Chris is often seen headbanging during music videos and live performances. In 2006 he explained in an interview how he damaged his neck & hired a sports therapist to work out the knots from years of physical abuse. Wolstenholme rarely headbanged during the Black Holes tour, but has started headbanging again.

Miscellaneous

References :

Musewiki

Wikipedia

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Matthew James Bellamy

Matthew BellamyMatthew James Bellamy (born 9 June 1978) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and main songwriter of the alternative rock band Muse.

Personal Life

Matthew was born in Cambridge on the 9th June 1978 and moved to Devon with his family at aged 10. Matthew’s dad was in a band called The Tornadoes, who were the first band from the UK to get a US number 1 record. At the age of 14 Matthew’s parents got divorced. “It was ok at home, middle class, we had money,” Matthew says. “Well until the age of 14. I think I almost got everything I wanted until the age of 14, yes. Then, everything changed, parents got divorced, and I went to live with my grand mother, and there wasn’t that much money. I have a sister who’s older than me, she’s actually my stepsister: my dad had her from a previous marriage, and also a younger brother. Until the age of 14 music was part of my life since it was part of the family circle: my dad was a musician, he had a band, etc. But it’s only when I moved in with my grandparents that I started playing music myself. It was like a need to me.”

Matthew moved in with his grandmother and then found music was a need for him. He started playing piano at 6, but the absence of his parents turned him towards the guitar when he was 14. His parents and older brother also used an Ouija Board to contact the dead, which Matt discovered when he was wandering downstairs late at night. He then became interested in it after the divorce of his parents. “It was exciting to go to school and to tell 10-year-old kids all about it, as they found it all quite scary and I was quite impressed that I was doing something that was scary to other people but that wasn’t to me. I did get quite into that.” His beliefs changed after one correspondence predicted the first Gulf War a year before it started. “My beliefs in the whole thing changed. I now believe that you’re contacting something in your subconscious, which is quite different. Something that you might not have known was already there. That’s probably more realistic than thinking you’re contacting somebody who’s already dead. And I do practice that.

Dominic was born on the 7th December 1977 in Manchester and also moved to Devon when he was 8 years old. He and his family had no interest in music until Dominic went to high school when he then became interested in a jazz band, and started playing the drums. Chris was born on the 2nd December 1978 in Rotherham, Yorkshire but also moved to Devon (at 11). His mum would buy records regularly. He started by learning the guitar, and then the drums to finally play the bass when he met Dom and Matt.

Music

Style

Matthew Bellamy is the driving force behind Muse’s lyrical and musical composition. Popular devices he uses are singing with vibrato and in falsetto (“Supermassive Black Hole,” “Knights of Cydonia,” “Ruled by Secrecy,” “Micro Cuts,” and “Showbiz,” among others), arpeggiations (“Take a Bow,” “Starlight,” “Butterflies and Hurricanes,” “Ruled by Secrecy,” “New Born,” and “Bliss,” among others), and large or octave jumps in melody lines (“Map of the Problematique,” “Stockholm Syndrome,” “Butterflies and Hurricanes,” and “Citizen Erased,” among others). Some songs (most notably older ones) express a more esoteric side in terms of guitar riffs and vocals (“Execution Commentary,” “Agitated,” “Ashamed,” and “Yes Please,” among others).

Lyrics

Bellamy’s lyrical writing is relatively simple but his subject matters are usually not – world events, the end of the world, hyperspace, technology, religion, George Orwells ’1984′ (for ‘Resistance’), among other subjects. Many of his main ideas are set in a dystopian future, in which totalitarian governments control every aspect of private and public behaviour, maintaining their power with political and forceful tactics such as widespread surveillance, state controlled media etc. Freedom is out of the question, and the idea of terrorism can be placed onto any individual regardless of age, etc.

Vocal range

Bellamy’s displayed vocal range in the modal register spans two octaves and one note, from A2 to B♭4, and spans to A5 with falsetto, totaling three octaves.

The lowest full note he has reached in his chest voice is A2 (110 Hz) in “Spiral Static” at 2:24, where it is barely audible.

The highest note he has reached in chest voice is B♭4. He hits this note at 1:26 in “United States of Eurasia”; at 2:08 in “Feeling Good,” on the phrase, “Freedom is mine”; in “Unnatural Selection” on the final “Ocean” after the interlude; in “Futurism”, where he hits B♭4 several times throughout the song; and during the solo in “Hyper Chondriac Music.”

The highest recorded studio note he has hit is G♯5 in “Showbiz” at 4:48, and A♭5 (the same note as G♯5) in “Micro Cuts” at 2:57. Occasionally he has hit A5 during live performances of “Showbiz”, an example being at the Two Days a Week Festival in Wiesen, Austria. Arguably his highest live note to date is the final scream after the chorus in the Radio 1 performance of Muscle Museum (Hey You Crazy Kids), where he approaches an A♯5.

Whilst this is not out of the range of a male singer with due practice, Bellamy managed to reach these highs without the amount practice usually required, and before he developed his breathing technique. According to Howard speaking for an interview around Route du Rock 2001, a doctor once examined Bellamy’s vocal cords and commented that they are unusually small, explaining how he managed to reach the high ranges that he does with relatively little practice or training. Bellamy also stated in said interview that he used to, sometime prior to that interview, attempt to sing lower due to being embarrassed about singing using high ranges. He doesn’t anymore, however, as he has lost that inhibition.

Pre-performance preparation

Bellamy uses an electric foot massager to prepare before shows. As well as treating nervousness, this helps him in regards to jet lag.

He has also said that bubble baths are his favourite way to “warm up” prior to shows.

It has also been said that Matt “can’t play a gig” without eating a banana.

In an interview with NME, he has said that once he gets offstage the first thing he drinks is red wine. According to Bellamy, it’s the only alcohol that doesn’t make his throat dry and helps with his voice.

Live action

Bellamy has several live regularities. One of the most prominent is repetitively walking back and forth, though pro-shot videos manage to mask this by changing angle often. Other regularities are song specific, for example in Plug In Baby he spins a few times during the final instrumental section. Matt has the world record at breaking guitars, he smashed 140 guitars at the Absolution tour 2004.

Miscellany

Bellamy would rather artists not need the media to reach their audience.

Bellamy can “vaguely” read musical scores.

The first song that Bellamy learned to play was the theme tune to Dallas. His brother held him in front of their television, then held him in front of their piano and made Matthew work it out with one finger. His brother showed this off to his friends.

References:

MuseWiki

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Why Chemistry??

Alasan mengapa saya memilih kimia??

Awalnya, hanya penasaran saja dengan kimia. Sebenarnya apa sih kimia? Padahal nilai saya waktu SMA tidak bagus. Tetapi saya penasaran dan memilih kimia melalui jalur USM IPB. (yang sebenarnya yang saya inginkan Teknik Kimia karena lebih aplikatif). Namun, di IPB tidak ada dan akhirnya memilih kimia.

Kemudian saya mengerti, kenapa kimia??

kimia merupakan ilmu dasar yang membahas segala sesuatu di alam semesta ini. Sedangkan kimia dalam definisi adalah ilmu yang mempelajari mengenai komposisi dan sifat zat atau materi dari skala atom hingga molekul serta perubahan atau transformasi serta interaksi mereka untuk membentuk materi yang ditemukan sehari-hari.

Jadi, kimia sebagai studi lanjut saya karena dengan mempelajari kimia diharapkan dapat mengatasi masalah-masalah yang ada di alam sekitar. Sebagai “ilmu pusat” yang berurusan dengan atom dan molekul, penting untuk memahami disiplin ilmu lainnya, termasuk biologi dan kedokteran. Disiplin kimia dapat memasuki dalam segala bidang. Misalnya dalam bidang pangan, kesehatan, indutri, lingkungan, pendidikan, dan lain-lain. Sehingga, untuk kesempatan kerja lulusan kimia dapat bekerja di berbagai bidang.

Referensi :

http://www.chem-is-try.org

http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/CHEM/zseddigi/why_choose_chemistry.htm

http://www.wm.edu/as/chemistry/undergraduate/majoring/whychoose/index.php

http://www.iona.edu/academic/artsscience/departments/chemistry/why_choose_chemistry.cfm

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