Aesthesia’ in Greek means ‘to feel.’ The Greek philosophers thought the greatest feeling was beauty or the aesthetics. We want to learn the arithmetic of the beauty or the aristhetics. Therefore, we want to learn THE WEAPONS OF MATH CONSTRUCTION. Everything that we perceive through our five senses – sight, smell, touch, taste, hear – is measured. We hear from 20 to 20,000 cycles per second. Our range of pitch is 27.5 to 4,186. That represents both the piano and the orchestra. For the piano, from the lowest A to the highest C, is 7 octaves and a minor third and in the orchestra that represents the contra bassoon to the piccolo. We want to take the ‘numb’ out of numbers for the numbers tell you where you are – close, near or very far. Learn them and you will see where to apply your creativity.
There are 8,178 chords in one 13-note octave.
78 2 note 1716 7 note
286 3 note 1287 8 note
715 4 note 715 9 note
1287 5 note 286 10 note
1716 6 note 78 11 note
13 12 note
1 13 note
Plato initially said the secrets of the universe lie in numbers but changed his mind after one night attending the nine Greek art forms, at which he heard the harp, the lyre or the flute being performed at each one. So, because the strings vibrated measurably he thought this was the most important muse and called it ‘music’ saying the secrets lie in this art form because it’s both arithmetic and spiritual, enlightening the mind with it’s numbers, ennobling the soul through it’s spiritual sway!
In Western music, there are twelve alphabetic note names.
a pattern is a COPY
of a DESIGN!
every pattern that you
If you want to hit the bull’s eye,
get a bird’s eye,
then a fine eye,
then the mind’s eye,
then bull’s eye.
You will understand the aristhetics and see how it works.
The word ‘theory’ comes from a Greek root that means ‘to see.’ If you want to see how it works, learn the arithmetic or learn the
That is the arithmetic of the beauty.