Music and math: The genius of Beethoven

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Beethoven is widely regarded as one of the most significant composers of all time. And he was deaf while writing most of his beloved songs. How did he manage to do that?

How was he able to write the famous 9th Symphony after going completely deaf? Well, according to some experts, he was able to do that by doing what he did while he was still able to hear.

Beethoven used mathematics, more specifically, symbols and patterns hidden under the sounds. One theory suggests that the composed by following the mathematical bond between the point of frequency of different notes.

This is just one of the latest examples of the genius of Beethoven. It sounds strange, but math helped him compose even though he couldn’t hear a thing.


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