Talk:Electronic band structure

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Not especially serious comment

While I don't think disambiguation is needed between physics and music, it idly occurred to me to think of the equivalent of energy levels in heavily electronically assisted music groups. Clearly, a lead vocalist is closer to the nucleus than a backup singer. If Lady Gaga were an electron, she presumably would not shift to a backup band.

Actually, if I think back to when I studied the aufbau of a periodic table consisting of earth, water, fire and air, I remember the term being "electron" levels rather than "electronic". If current expert practice is "electronic", by all means keep it. "Electron", however, might be less ambiguous.

For the record, I know even less about popular music than I do about atomic structure. Howard C. Berkowitz 16:59, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Howard. I thought you might be right about this one. However, this google search shows 29,900 results for electronic band structure and this one shows only 4,600 for electron band structure. I am unclear that this approach is definitive, but failing other ideas, I'm inclined to let things be. John R. Brews 18:25, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
No serious argument; this started out as a funny comment until I thought about it. I may try to find one of my ancient textbooks. Still, it is interesting to think about the minimum required number of protons in a nucleic singer. Clearly, opera singers tend to have higher Z. Howard C. Berkowitz 18:32, 4 January 2011 (UTC)