The Ancient Greeks Discovering the Connection Between Mathematics and Music, the 3 Most Favored Note Patterns of the Ancient Greeks, and Pythagoras’ Discovery of the Ratio of String Vibrato Between the 3 Most Favored Note Patterns

The Ancient Greeks discovered mathematics had many of the same properties which music displayed. The Ancient Greeks especially favored 3 note patterns which include an octave (the first 2 notes of Somewhere Over the Rainbow), a 5th (the first 2 notes of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) and a 4th (the first 2 notes of Here Comes the Bride). Pythagoras discovered that an octave has a 2:1 ratio, a 5th has a 3:2 ratio, and a 4th has a 4:3 ratio of string vibrato. That being said, mathematics and musical...


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