I’m a music graduate turned programmer, and although to some people the two disciplines are very different, I would say there is more in common than you think!

Indeed, when I first told people I was going to retrain to be a programmer, I was met with responses such as:

“One is creative and one is really maths focused”

“They are only things you can learn at a young age”

“How on earth are music and coding linked?”

As a result, I’ve done some thinking over the years and drawn together quite a few parallels that exist.

Humans as compilers

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