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enThe magical mathematics of music
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According to Shakespeare, music is the food of love. But <b>Jeffrey Rosenthal</b> follows Galileo's observation that the entire universe is written in the language of mathematics - and that includes music. </div>
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<p><i>The astronomer Galileo Galilei observed in 1623 that the entire universe "is written in the language of mathematics", and indeed it is remarkable the extent to which science and society are governed by mathematical ideas. It is perhaps even more surprising that music, with all its passion and emotion, is also based upon mathematical relationships. Such musical notions as octaves, chords,
scales, and keys can all be demystified and understood logically using simple mathematics.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/magical-mathematics-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/magical-mathematics-music#comments35chordfrequencyharmonymathematics and musicoctavepitchwaveSat, 30 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2269 at http://plus.maths.org/content