Posted by lou pilder on January 15, 2002, at 14:35:51
In reply to Re: Music and Math? » Lou Pilder, posted by IsoM on January 15, 2002, at 14:19:43
> > > "...I was a Math teacher and had musical training when I was a child by my mother who was a concert pianoist. The center for math ad music in the brain is the same. I believe that this group will solve the mystery. I have reserched this for many yers and there has been no solution. No drugs will stop the music. Lou"
> Lou, now you've really got me going! (Thanks to stimulating ideas & my ADHD)
> I've read about the math/music connection for years now & can see it with my oldest son. He's a math genius & can pick up any instrument & start teaching himself, even with no previous musical training. When he was only 2 1/2 years old, he already could sing a few simple songs & did very well! I wish I'd had the money to give him training, but at least I instilled a love of music in him.
> At his software company, there's a number of math experts & they *all* have had previous musical training & ability. They were discussing it the other day. I've had the privilege of meeting some & talking with them.
> Here's my question: When you get songs running through your head, what happens if you sit down & start doing math calculations, or even simpler mental math problems? Would that break up the train of music? Or have you already tried it? Do you 'see' math problems & math patterns when you relax & close your eyes, or before you sleep?
> My math abilities are like my musical abilities. I can't do it either easily like a true genius, but once I get going on it, I don't want to stop & it all flows beautifully. I see math patterns very easily & love 'playing' with numbers, building & looking for patterns. I look at bare trees in winter & see the different fractal patterns. There's Fibonacchi's patterns all through nature too. For music, the point-counterpoint style is intoxicating to me. I probably sound a bit nuts, but these things do something to me that I can feel shivers down my spine when I view or hear them.
> I'd love to learn more about the connections between math & music & love to hear how math affects music for you. Hope you don't think me too strange.
What a group!!! Group people; If yo know the next number in this sequence, let me know. Lou