Music and maths: a good combination

Johann Sebastian Bach (aged 61) on a portrait ...
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Music and maths are often associated. People who are good at maths tend to also be good at music. Why is this? It’s quite simple really: music involves patterns, often mathematical ones. This video demonstrates how the famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach does this, using the musical techniques of repetition, sequence, inversion and retrograde.

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