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Structured Music

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Music and mathematics have been linked for thousands of years — as far back as the philosopher Pythagoras in ancient Greece. But a paper this week in the journal Science takes a new tack, using modern geometry to explain the structure of Western music. It's the first music theory paper in the journal's 127-year history.

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