| Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:56 pm
|I'm no longer a CS major, but I think I might try to pickup a programming language regardless... C++? Or which? |
If you are going to pick up coding, I've heard great things about this website: http://www.codecademy.com/
I haven't personally used it but some of my friends have and they say it's great. I'm taking a cs class and I'm learning Racket and OCaml and I'm planning on using Code Academy to learn some other language (maybe python?) over winter break. Also, like I mentioned, if you are into math at all, projecteuler is another great way to learn coding and do some hard and interesting problems at the same time. Lastly, I have some resources that I can send you in pm.
|I've been wanting to pick up either piano or acoustic guitar, both of which I could use the univerity's instruments, but I can't seem to find the time . Any suggestion on which one would be easier to pickup if I'm starting from scratch? I like all of these ideas though. Thanks everyone |
I think it's easier to get to a proficient level on a piano than a guitar simply because the piano is easier to play. But then again, you're expected to play more complicated pieces on a piano. But both shouldn't be too hard to pick up. When you first start, it's probably best to buy a book so you can play some simple songs. Make sure not to skip on the scale exercises and make sure to practice scales. They're boring but they really help you get good. After a while, you'll play well enough to actually work on some real songs. (That's the level I am at right now on the piano: learning Moonlight Sonata) and then it's much easier to improve from there. Note that this advice is the same for either instrument.