Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn
Throwing is surprisingly difficult. The ability to pick up an object and throw it accurately at a target and hit consistently is a testament to how quickly we can run a calculation and to how good our timing is. The timing required is compared to a drummer dropping a drumstick out a fifth floor window and hitting on the right beat. Neil Peart wouldn't have a problem though.
Oh god, music itself is crazy math based. What's amazing for drummers is a roll, where we can do 32 notes (or faster). Sure the hand doesn't actually move that fast, it's a bounce effect from the drum, but still. We hear the notes and know when to let up and play the next stick so that the set of noes are even. Even better, a full drum set. Trying to manage a 1/4 beat (or series of different beats) for a bass pedal, then doing an 8th note pattern with a high hat and the other hand doing variation elsewhere. Oh god, you really start to focus on timing and it's incredibly hard. You have to learn to make one foot do a set pattern, that probably changes, while another foot does a different pattern (hi-hat) while your arms do another set of patterns. Joy joy joy! I've played Sax, Guitar, and Drums before. By far Guitar and Drums are the most challenging for me.
Regardless, we have a ton of math done in our head on a daily basis. It just so happens that we have issues with it consciously.