We marvel at the mechanics of music. The notes that cascade from the grand piano, the syncopated rhythms, the back beats and accents that create different music genres or the intricacy of a musical score that pulls together a whole orchestra. Musical scales, octaves, pitch, tone, resonance, tempo…
The make-up of music has been uniquely sculpted in different cultures over thousands of years.
History records Pythagoras as the first to study the science of music in terms of its numerical and mathematical relationship at around 500BC. A philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras knew music to be not merely structure and technique, but a marriage between theory and the energetic quality of the vibration produced.
And so, we come to the science behind the music. The way that music affects the human body and brain, including behaviour and lifestyle choices, is a burgeoning modern study that is being seen as more and more relevant to the culture of today’s society. But if we are to truly study the science of the effects of music, the factor that can never be overlooked is the energetic quality of each vibrational tone and the effect it has on the body, and therefore life.