### Music and Maths: How does it Connect?

Through this lesson, we viewed

three mathematically entertaining videos which connected music and maths. We

explored the concept of the Pentagram in which we learnt that you could keep

adding a pentagram in the middle of the previous one to form an infinite

pattern. This allowed us to acknowledge the fact that your mind is the only

method of thinking infinitely. Something that surprised me this lesson, was the

fact of how mathematics is so connected with music. We saw that calculating

wavelengths of musical notes, you could make a sound which was pleasant to the

ear. This is called consonance. Apart from the pentagram and how music is made

with maths, we learnt that Pythagoras’, an ancient Greek Philosopher, was the

father of maths and music. Although often arguing with Democritus about what

the world revolved around, Pythagoras was the main reason we have our music

today, not through only musical practices, but from a mathematical viewpoint,

i.e. Pythagoras discovered an octave, which is 8 keys, had a frequency of which

equalled 2:1.

The questions I have that are

left unanswered from today’s lesson, reflecting on the basis of maths and

music, is how can you construct a piece or musical score using maths. How can

you make a song which combines both influences of maths and music into one

thing?

#exploremaths