Musical Backbone of the Cosmos is a Number Square.Musical unity of the cosmos issues forth from the 3 x 3 number square. Notice that 8 boxes surround the central box in the featured picture. Be it ancient or modern, the number 5 is the crux of tones or key signatures:
- In antiquity 8 the tones of the scale were derived from a series of ascending fifths. For example, “C” to “G” or “G” to “D”.
- In modern times (today) key signatures are derived from a circle of 5ths. In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths when approached backwards) is the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. More specifically, it is a geometrical representation of relationships among the 12 pitch classes of the chromatic scale in pitch class space. *On ascending 5 tones to a new key signature, a new sharp is added that is 5 tones higher than the previous sharp. For example, G major has one sharp. It is an F#. D major has 2 sharps. It maintains the F# from the key of “G”. D major adds new C#. Note: F#,G,A,B,C#. Counting “F”, then “C” is 5 letter names higher.
Musical Backbone Set in the 3 x 3 Grid
Music comes in 8 bar segments. In the same way, on the featured picture boxes and their numbers, they are paired by opposites. For example, any boxed number and its opposite boxed number always totals ten. This includes 2 + 8. Or, 3 + 7, etc. Two paired boxes total 8 lines. This is at 4 lines per box.
- In music the first 4 bars are called antecedent
- The second 4 bars are called consequent
A complete musical song form typically uses 32 bars segments. These are described by AABA. Each letter (A or B)represents 8 bars of music. Likewise, 8 boxes are encompassed by the circle on the featured picture. That makes for 32 lines: 4 (lines per square) x 8 squares = 32 lines.
Here is one for those who believe this blog is simply a “slight of hand.” Go around the perimeter. That is, the numbers surrounding the central “5”. Use two numbers at the time in either direction as follows. You get the same total. Here is the clockwise direction. 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. The ancients tuned to A-440. We tune to A-440.
A number of blogs on DSOworks show the unity of the arts and sciences. They demonstrate how this is effected through the above featured number square. We know the way to peace. Why not follow the road signs? It’s that easy.