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1 article for "Music of the Spheres"

Music of the Spheres [DeVore]

A phrase utilized by Pythagoras, an early Greek mathematician and astronomer who was the first to discover a mathematical relationship in the frequencies of the various tones of the musical scale. In postulating the planets' orbits as bearing a similar relationship based upon the distance from the center, he characterized their interrelated orbits as "the harmony of the spheres."

 

See also:
♦ Gamut, Notes of the

 

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