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Pythagoras and Music Pt. 2

Continued from Pythagoras and Music Pt. 1 Pythagoras saw ratios and numerical connections everywhere, and it was a connection between simple ratios and harmonic sounds that particularly excited him. This was possibly the primary reason that from his time the

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Pythagoras and Music Pt. 1

The genesis of mathematical/musical connection is often attributed to Pythagoras born 570BC, a scientist-mystical polymath and possibly the first Greek to be given the title ‘philosopher’. He was one of the greatest thinkers of ideas and believed in the mystical

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Music Education in Ancient Greece: Pt 2

 Following on from Music Education in Ancient Greece: Part 1. So what happened to this glorious status of music, worthy of the quadrivium club and central for an individual’s internal balance and wellbeing? Rome! When Rome defeated Greece the importance of

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Music education in Ancient Greece Pt 1

  My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence. Given that my last post on Music and Mathematics caused some discussion, I’ll give the background to my thoughts, beginning with a simple summary of music education in Ancient Greece.   The Ancient

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Music and Numbers

My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence; Music and the Body, Music and Nature, and Music and Words. It is often said that music and mathematics are related. Essentially though, music and mathematics are poles apart. Mathematics is about

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