Math for Poets and Drummers

  title={Math for Poets and Drummers},
  author={Rachel Wells Hall},
  journal={Math Horizons},
  pages={10 - 24}
  • R. Hall
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Math Horizons
You've probably heard that "math and music go together." I hear it often; I'm a mathematician and musician who studies the applications of math to music. Precisely how math and music go together, though, is somewhat mysterious. There is no doubt that their connection has a long history. The ancient Greeks discovered a correspondence between musical intervals with a pleasing sound and ratios of whole numbers, thus inspiring a persistent association between music and proportions in Western… 
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