# Thread: Math & Music

1. ## Math & Music

What is the relationship between math and music?

2. ## Re: Math & Music

Mathematics is all about "patterns" and so is music.

3. ## Re: Math & Music

Originally Posted by HallsofIvy
Mathematics is all about "patterns" and so is music.
I can read and write basic guitar tablature for hymns. Back in my college days, I took a course in Introductory Standard Music Notation. I got an A in the course at NYC Technical College. I do remember lots of fractions in the course as most notes are divided this way.

4. ## Re: Math & Music

Do you read and write music?

5. ## Re: Math & Music

The standard piano scale uses the ratio of $\sqrt[{12}] 2$ for the frequencies between half steps. See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_temperament
for more about it.

7. ## Re: Math & Music

Thank you for the links.