Before I embark on writing this article I admit I am not big on the intricacies of Music. Neither do I understand how to read music nor do I understand the subtleties involved in a musical composition. But I have to thank my blog for putting me on an exploratory mode and I stumbled upon some articles discussing the mathematics of Music. It fascinated me and I as I further explored I thought I could write up an article titled 3M. Mathematics Music and Mozart effect.
Frequency, Pitch, Chord and Harmony. These words are straight from any twelfth grade physics text book out of the chapter Physics of Sound. I myself vaguely remember some terms called node and anti-node which have to do with the semantics of wave propagation in hollow pipes. But the same words as a whole form the building blocks of a Musical composition. Expanding the range of vocabulary to include “Counting, rhythm, scales, intervals, patterns, symbols, harmonies, time signatures, overtones, tone, and pitch”. The notations of composers and sounds made by musicians are connected to mathematics.
So does this mean Mathematicians make better musicians and musicians make better Mathematicians? Frankly I don’t know. However a good knowledge of music could lead to better ability in mathematics. Math and Music are usually organized into two separate categories, without obvious overlap. It tends to be that people are good at math and science or art and music, as if the two elements could not be placed together logically. In actuality, math and music are indeed related and we commonly use numbers and math to describe and teach music.
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Neither being (sat) nor non-being was as yet. What was concealed? And where? And in whose protection? Who really knows? Who can declare it? Whence was it born, and whence came this creation? The devas were born later than this world’s creation, so who knows from where it came into existence? None can know from where creation has arisen, and whether he has or has not produced it. He who surveys it in the highest heavens, he alone knows-or perhaps does not know. -Rig veda
Recently I wished one of my cousins happy birthday. My cousin thanked me and asked me a question.
I am not sure why we celebrate ageing; maybe it is getting wiser (to be proven) that we assume happens with age? I thought about it and gave him this response.
We are born mortal and one day we reach our destination an euphemism for bidding good bye to life on earth now if you are having hell of a great time on the planet earth I am not surprised by your question but if you look it at from a fatalistic point of view and see the journey as a mundane worthless exercise adding no extra dimension to the souls quintessential exist stance it’s just like feeling a sense of getting closer when you crossed the extra mile.
My Cousin replied it was a great perspective! I acknowledged my nihilistic response and wished him a hale and hearty life. Nihilistic response? Since I replied Life was not worth its purpose and on a larger scale there is no meaning to life in general. Now that’s Nihilism for starters.
To be more precise Nihilism is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. But is life really of no intrinsic value ? Well all philosophers don’t seem to think alike there are an another group of thinkers branded as Existentialists who believe that The actual life of the individuals is what constitutes what could be called their “true essence” instead of there being an arbitrarily attributed essence others use to define them. Thus, human beings, through their own consciousness, create their own values and determine a meaning to their life.
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