October 14, 2014

Music And Math: The Genius of Beethoven



How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? 

The answer lies in the math behind his music. 

Natalya St. Clair employs the "Moonlight Sonata" to illustrate the way Beethoven was able to convey emotion and creativity using the certainty of mathematics.

Lesson by Natalya St. Clair, animation by Qa'ed Mai.

With thanks to You Tube 

Picture credit: Hudson Sounds

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