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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Math People; Music People... Passion

via WikimediaCommons
Music major, teacher, and recording artist Marcus Miller downplays the sometimes vaunted connection between mathematical and musical abilities while admitting that he himself is someone who "feels" both math and music. At one point he writes, "For me, the deepest, most enshrined, and magical place of intersection between math and music is passion — the cross streets of enthusiasm and curiosity."
See what else he has to say about the math/music junction:
https://medium.com/bright/how-i-use-music-to-inspire-math-students-c2ce7a5d8b14

Another worthwhile read, is this older Marcus du Sautoy piece (via Plus Magazine) on "The Music of the Primes":
https://plus.maths.org/content/music-primes

And then there is this fun Evelyn Lamb piece from last year on tuning pianos (or, sadly, failing to):
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/the-saddest-thing-i-know-about-the-integers/ 


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