2019 festival presenter Lillian Pierce plays violin

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14-18 18+

Mathematics & Music

Counting, rhythm, scales, intervals, patterns, symbols, harmonies, time signatures, overtones, tone, pitch. The notations of composers and sounds made by musicians are connected to mathematics. The next time you hear or play any kind of music, think of what mathematics and music have in common and how mathematics is used to create the music you enjoy. Explore the connections between mathematics and music in the videos, podcasts, and articles shared by the American Mathematical Society!

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