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How does mathematics form the foundations of music?
The frequency of a vibrating string or air pressure wave affects the sound that we hear. There are numerous physical factors that affect this vibration.
A scale is a foundational musical construct that runs from a base frequency to a note that is twice the frequency: an octave. These scales vary from region to region around the world. An early version of the current modern Western scale can be traced back to the Greeks.
These scales are built using fundamental mathematical concepts such as fractions and exponents!
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