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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 5: Found Out in Paris Summary & Analysis

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Part 5: Found Out in Paris Summary and Analysis

This chapter discusses Feynman's drumming hobby. Feynman seems to have first become interested in drumming while in New Mexico (he finds some abandoned drums at the facility—which used to be a school). His habit of wandering off into the woods and playing the drums by himself causes him to be mistaken for a Native American performing a tribal ritual.

Feynman tries to give up drumming when he moves to Ithaca, but later takes it up again. He takes lessons from a Nigerian man named Ukonu. In California, he begins to drum with Ralph Leighton (the co-author of this book). Later, at CalTech, he drums for a production of Guys and Dolls. This production puts him in contact with a choreographer, who wishes to produce a ballet in which the only music...

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