Pop music and Fibonacci numbers.

Pop music and Fibonacci numbers.

The secret connection between pop music and Fibonacci numbers.

This how Vijay Iyer introduces this surprising connection:

" Playing music sharpens the brain. It's proven. I'm a musician, but I've also spent a number of years studying mathematics and physics. That is unlikely to have made me a better musician or composer, but playing music from an early age has, quite possibly, made me better at maths. Today, I like to let both disciplines talk to each other, and use mathematical ideas in my composing. They help me find sounds and rhythms that I might never have made otherwise. I want to make music that hits me viscerally, but in surprising, unobvious ways. "

To read more in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/15/fibonacci-golden-ratio