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Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« on: 24 September, 2012, 02:08:42 PM »
Hi guys, my name is David Moore. I am a Christian songwriter, I write songs with my wife and together we are "Tyde Moore."

Anyway, now that you know who I am, I will ask my question: Who is the most intelligent artist and why do you think so? I was thinking about it and it came to my mind, that I can't think of anyone off hand. By the way, we're talking about current and living artists... which makes it harder to answer for me. So, what do you all think? If you force me to pick I will pick Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, soley because of his lyrical content, but that is not a good enough reason so do not force me to answer lol.
 

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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #1 on: 24 September, 2012, 02:20:00 PM »
Hmm - Hi David,
I'm afraid I'll have to ask you for more clarification. I'm sure there are some folks at LHC who are musically inclined, and they're quite cerebral indeed. Here's a sample of their work:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/j50ZssEojtM&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/j50ZssEojtM&fs=1</a>

So, what do you mean by musician? Someone who does it for a living, or someone who dabbles? It's a very wide scope, either way. I have every respect for all the classical composers producing coordinated music for so many instruments, but equally some of the modern lyricists come up with rather good material (not that I can name many).

PS - I have noted that, in general, musicians have a higher IQ than non-musicians - possibly due to the training needed to master the art (also possibly a chicken/egg thing going on there)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/20/music-intelligence_n_904124.html
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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #2 on: 08 October, 2012, 09:23:42 PM »
A couple of names popped into my head, Patrick Moore and Brian May. However, I think Brian Cox must be pretty high up on the list.

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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #3 on: 08 October, 2012, 11:35:55 PM »
Thank you Siasl! I finally understand what Higgs and LHC are all about. Yo!
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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #4 on: 11 January, 2013, 06:26:01 AM »
Matthew Bellamy, from Muse, is a brilliant musician in all aspects that I can think of; Listen to Citizen Erased, Spiral Static or Map of the Problematique and you will understand what I'm talking about.
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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #5 on: 26 April, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »
What about Sir Patrick Moore? FRS, FRAS, CBE.
Talented xylophonist and squinty-eyed stargazer.

He died last year, but was still alive when the question was first posted.

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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #6 on: 26 January, 2015, 01:40:34 AM »
Actually alive - Brian May could get a nomination.  He  did finish his PhD in cosmology, eventually.

Herschel deserves a mention as a historic figure.  As does Paderowski.

But if you want my pick, I would suggest Hank Wangford. Look him up on fbook. With his unmusical hat on he is an obstetrician of international repute, although he is at the age where doing nothing is acceptable behaviour.  His most famous song is "Jogging For Jesus", very apt as a reply to a Christian musician.

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Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #7 on: 11 September, 2017, 01:51:09 PM »
i am not working on a dungeon atm, i wasted most of my ideas in imprisoned
if im going to start another, it will be more a scenery park than a dungeon

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Re: Who Is The Most Intelligent Musician
« Reply #8 on: 14 September, 2017, 03:52:12 PM »

How come nobody has mentioned Bob Dylan?
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