Research website of Vyacheslav Gorchilin
"Music is the unconscious exercise of the soul in arithmetic"
G. Leibniz
The words of the great philosopher and mathematician say a lot about our perception of music. We like some music, and sometimes we get a real “high” from it, but some don’t. But how does this process take place, how can it be imagined?
At school, we all solved math problems, and we remember very well that not all examples were within our power. Some tasks were solved quickly, while others - not at all. Remember what delight the solution of a difficult example caused! Now they will call it an endorphin rush, but the principle remains the same as with the perception of music: while you are listening to it, your brain is solving mathematical problems, and if the solutions are successful, then it releases “happiness hormones” into the body, and you feel grace, or - the same “high”. The music itself is built on simple but strict arithmetic, which Pythagoras first tried to describe.
From this it becomes clear why we like music very selectively. Just for some tasks, your "processor" already "sharpened", but not yet for others. But this processor can be trained to increase its power! For example, few are at first given jazz, especially modern. Why? It's pretty complicated math. But over time, by training the brain, you can learn to perceive this musical direction. Moreover, simple music, after that, will become uninteresting to us. This is how to solve simple problems all the time, for example: 2 + 2. Such examples quickly get boring :)
The author hopes that the following works are not too simple, but not very complex examples of his work :)
  • The moon and the Sun
    Written by moon mood
  • The moon and the Sun (arranged - Egor Gapon)
    A slightly different view of the moon and sun :)
  • Ukrainian
    The melody is inspired by the Ukrainian steppes and history