# Math and Music

I'm going to give a math and music blog a shot. Displaying mathematical equations in html is sort of a kludge-ridden process at this time, but I'll do the best I can.

Mathematics is the study of patterns and music is patterns of sound. So it should not come as a surprise that the two subjects go together. Even if it is something as simple as counting off a rhythm, a little mathematical knowledge can make you a better musician and deepen your understanding of music.

Of course, it's not necessary to know any math to make or enjoy music, and there are plenty of resources that will help you extend your musical knowledge while learning as little math as possible. The purpose of this blog is to go in the opposite direction. If you have learned even some basic trigonometry, you have already paid a considerable "overhead" that you can use to gain a lot of musical knowledge. Explanations of many different phenomena are simpler and clearer when you use the language of mathematics. And of course, I get to prove your high school math teacher right - this stuff is sometimes useful in real life.

1. #### For those who didn't fall asleep in Math class

by , 05-18-2010 at 06:27 AM (Math and Music)
I'm going to give a math and music blog a shot. Displaying mathematical equations in html is sort of a kludge-ridden process at this time, but I'll do the best I can.

Mathematics is the study of patterns and music is patterns of sound. So it should not come as a surprise that the two subjects go together. Even if it is something as simple as counting off a rhythm, a little mathematical knowledge can make you a better musician and deepen your understanding of music.

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