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Old 11-22-2017, 03:04 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Music is mathematics. There is the obvious rhythm and time aspects, halves, quarters, eighths etc.

Then you find out that an octave is a doubling in frequency, and a fifth interval is 1.5x frequency, and your mind is blown. Notes are our subconscious appreciation of math.
This book: This Is Your Brain on Music

Go read this book. Trust me on this.

Levitin's fascination with the mystery of music and the study of why it affects us so deeply is at the heart of this book...
...he discusses neurobiology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, empirical philosophy, Gestalt psychology, memory theory, categorization theory, neurochemistry, and exemplar theory in relation to music theory and history...
There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Bozzio
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