Further to Golden ratio in guitar solos? (Golden section and golden rectangles, the harmonic series and the model of its ideal behavior simplified):
Reader Peter Zoeller-Greer kindly writes to offer you an excuse for camping out next the fireplace and strumming a guitar instead of working:
This reminds me of my former math-teacher Dr. Atteln, who wrote his doctoral dissertation in the field of philosophy of mathematical sciences about how Kepler did find his laws. He (Atteln) found out that Kepler used a guitar-like instrument and (Kepler) analyzed the ratios of the strings when producing “harmonies”. He kind of projected these ratios to the planetary system and found his famous laws. What a harmony in the universe! I often wondered, how this is possible. What sounds “harmonic” is more a matter of feeling (since I was a long-time songwriter here in Germany I know what I am talking about), but it is applicable obviously to the universe, too.
Great! This is good for at least three hours of intelligent strumming and loafing!
Here is Zoeller-Greer when he is working:
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