Sequence Code of Antiquity is Really Quite Simple

Sequence code played a big part in the music of Vivaldi.

Sequence Code of Antiquity is really quite simple. . Musical composition, especially of the Baroque era, uses the same sequence code. Baroque music (US: /bəˈrk/ or UK: /bəˈrɒk/) is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750.[1]

How is a musical sequence defined? In music, a sequence is the restatement of a motif or longer melodic (or harmonic) passage at a higher or lower pitch in the same voice.[1] It is one of the most common and simple methods of elaborating a melody.  See the musical example below. It was prevalent in eighteenth and nineteenth century classical music[1]

Use of the Sequence Code of Odd Numbered Number Squares of Antiquity


Sequence Code of antiquity is easily found in Baroque music
Music composed in the Baroque era used a code call a sequence. It was frequently played on the Harpsichord.
The same 4 note pattern is repeated on the next diatonic tone 3 times

So where are the ancient number codes. For this we must look to the 7 popular number squares of antiquity. In these numerical arrangements we will also find the basis of the Pythagorean Theorem. This theorum uses the basic 3-4-5 triangle:  The square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the square of the shorter legs. Thus, 3² + 4² = 5². The sequence begins a process later imitated by higher numbers. For example 6² + 8² = 10².

Here are a couple of number squares to demonstrate the point of the primacy of sequence code in number squares:

  • 1² + 2² = 5 (Five is at the center of the 3 x 3 number square). This number square was associated with Saturn, the giver of the Law. It certainly sets the mathematical law of number squares in motion. It also hides codes that go to infinity.
  • 2² + 3² = 13. (Thirteen sits at the center of the 5 x 5 number square). This square was connected to Mars.
  • 3² + 4² = 5² or 25. (Twenty -five is at the center of the 7 x 7 number square- not pictured). Three and four are also the core numbers of the Pythagorean Theorem. Twenty-five sits at the center of the 7 x 7 number square of Venus.
  • 4² + 5² = 41 (This is the core number of the 9 x 9 number square). This number square was of the Moon.

11   24    7    20    3
4    12   25    8    16
17    5   13    21     9
10   18    1    14   22
23    6   19     2   15

Number square of Mars


Ancient number groupings
Number square of Saturn

Rediscovering and understanding  the use of the sequence code can spearhead a new era of peace and plenty.



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