#1

this is kinda relevant to another thread but he was asking for help about his essay i didnt wanna hijack his thread so here we go.

they say that Music is a form of maths, and that if you are good at music you are usually good at math and vice versa. but i think thats kinda BS, im good at music i have a good ear on all instruments but im not that great at maths. im in the advanced class but im about average in there.

plus if u think about it there is alot of those dropkick people who are good at music but suck at being intelligent or even completing sentences, let alone completing an equation...

Discuss....please

they say that Music is a form of maths, and that if you are good at music you are usually good at math and vice versa. but i think thats kinda BS, im good at music i have a good ear on all instruments but im not that great at maths. im in the advanced class but im about average in there.

plus if u think about it there is alot of those dropkick people who are good at music but suck at being intelligent or even completing sentences, let alone completing an equation...

Discuss....please

*Last edited by Jakester at Feb 13, 2007,*

#2

higjack?

#3

^ thanks

#4

i read in my maths book that pythagoras(sp?) or however you spell it came up with most music theory like harmonics and assigning notes names and chords and stuff like that so

........look it up?

i cant be screwed finding one page out of about 600 or googling it

EDIT: pythagoras was a math guy from a long time ago i think....

........look it up?

i cant be screwed finding one page out of about 600 or googling it

EDIT: pythagoras was a math guy from a long time ago i think....

*Last edited by soulflyV at Feb 13, 2007,*

#5

How many guitarists do you know who spend like 5 hours a day practising and care about maths at all?

#6

I take practical math the eassy version and I am kind of avrege.

#7

I nearly failed maths last year, wait but then again I'm not that great a guitarist =]

#8

Jakester, are you in my Methods class? Because our teacher had the same conversation with us this afternoon, but she didn't really go into detail.

#9

I hate maths. But I have a lot of resct for Archimedes.

#10

They're in no way connected...

#11

They're in no way connected...

That's definitely not true.

I'm not an expert on this, but most of music can be explained with math (well, physics, which uses math). Vibrations in the air can all be mathematically plotted...vibrations that we call notes.

#12

That's definitely not true.

I'm not an expert on this, but most of music can be explained with math (well, physics, which uses math). Vibrations in the air can all be mathematically plotted...vibrations that we call notes.

Yes, I understand that, but it's hardly maths related.

#13

Yes, I understand that, but it's hardly maths related.

Sure, it is.

I'm forgetting all of my physics, but all the relations between notes are mathematical (well between the pythagorean intervals, and some of our Western intervals). Splitting a string (aka fretting a note) produces a different vibration, and that frequency makes up the note. There's a great deal of stuff like that, and that's just the surface. For instance...some dissonant overtones are 7 11 and 13...funny how they're all prime numbers eh?

There's lot of stuff on google.. here're a few

http://www.woodpecker.com/writing/essays/math+music.html

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/select/dm_music_math.html

http://mathforum.org/library/topics/music/

#14

Sure, it is.

I'm forgetting all of my physics, but all the relations between notes are mathematical. Splitting a string (aka fretting a note) produces a different vibration, and that frequency makes up the note. There's a great deal of stuff like that, and that's just the surface. For instance...some dissonant overtones are 7 11 and 13...funny how they're all prime numbers eh?

There's lot of stuff on google.. here're a few

http://www.woodpecker.com/writing/essays/math+music.html

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/select/dm_music_math.html

http://mathforum.org/library/topics/music/

Forget I even commented...

Maths is my worst enemy.

#15

Research the Fibonacci sequence in nature and music.

The golden ratio or something like that too.

Fibonacci Sequence in Music

The golden ratio or something like that too.

Fibonacci Sequence in Music

#16

Forget I even commented...

Maths is my worst enemy.

Hehe dont worry about it. If you ever end up taking a physics course (I recommend it, they're really fun) you'll learn the basics of strings and their vibrations.

#17

all u ppl are saying u use the maths in physics to understand the theory of the wavelengths etc etc of the notes and that.... but anybody can learn 'how' a guitar works, but i dont see how that will help you be good at 'playing' it

and to the guy who thinks im in his methods class....

1. whats methods class?

2. my math teacher is a he..... i think...jj

and to the guy who thinks im in his methods class....

1. whats methods class?

2. my math teacher is a he..... i think...jj

#18

Math and Music both use the left part of the brain.

#19

Serialism is a form of maths in music. It involves using the whole tone scale combined with inversions, retrograde and retrograde inversions which are closely related to maths.

#20

when im tryna work out a complicated riff i get that same sort of confusion inside my head as when im doin hard maths lol. so they are connected.