Few people understand how mathematics is connected to music. Music has to do with scales and notes. Mathematics has to do with numbers and symbols. How are they connected?
While most people may be surprised, at its core, music can be considered math. In fact, scientists understand musical structure by using math equations. They use what’s known as set theory, the branch of math that deals with properties of numbers, and abstract algebra, the branch of math that studies the structures of things, to understand music.