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    Math & Music

    What is the relationship between math and music?
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    Re: Math & Music

    Mathematics is all about "patterns" and so is music.
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    Re: Math & Music

    Quote Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
    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.
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    Re: Math & Music

    Do you read and write music?
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    Re: Math & Music

    The standard piano scale uses the ratio of $\sqrt[{12}] 2$ for the frequencies between half steps. See:
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    Re: Math & Music

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