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Music for the mind

There’s a connection between math and music.  It has been discovered that Bach composed many of his masterpieces according to mathematical patterns.  The 12 tone row used in contemporary classical music is basically an algorithm.

Leonardo Fibonacci discovered a sequence of numbers that has been shown to be the underlying pattern of the Universe, in everything from flower petals to seashells to the galaxies themselves.   They have been used in everything from analyzing art to music to the stock market.

And of course, as a music teacher, you have to explain a lot about the distances between notes as intervals as in 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, etc.

 

By Andrew Ingkavet

Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Andrew helps children, parents and educators with the Musicolor Method, an innovative music curriculum suitable for all children even those who are preliterate or have special needs. His previous bookThe Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun is rated 5 stars at Amazon. Andrew is also known as one of the first VJ's at MTV Asia and co-founder of the first digital marketing agency in Asia. He holds a Bachelors of Music from NYU where he was a Scholar in Education.

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