March 26, 2011

Geometry Possibly Reveals Universal Property of Music

Science Daily, Science Daily

Univ. of Amsterdam

Researchers at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam have discovered a universal property of musical scales. Until now it was assumed that the only thing scales throughout the world have in common is the octave.

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