I have stayed out of this analogy with studying deeper mathematics because I'm jest yer typical white guy what ain't got no rhythm. However, one of my colleague/friends studied percussion in traditional (or one brand thereof) Indian music for years in pre-grad school math in the US. Apparently, it is tremendously complicated to master. I have no idea about the required mix of natural "feel" for the complicated under-beats and more intellectual study but I'm convinced that it's a healthy dose of each.
At 08:53 AM 7/2/2014, Joe Niederberger wrote: >R Hansen says: > >A musical student can appreciate Beethoven as soon as they can > count, even sooner some might say. > >Aah! Now I see, you are using "appreciate" in the usual casual >sense, not the deeper kind of appreciation I'm talking about. That's >why I brought up the Afro-Cuban music. Its deeper than one might >think at first, and unless one grows up with it, you have to do some >work to get to that deeper level. There's plenty of other music that >would be inaccessible to a typical 3rd grader. > >Do people "grow up with math"? Well, yes. In my life I had people >around me that were constantly pointing out the mathematical aspects >of life and the world. I didn't learn calculus in grade school, but >I already knew what it was generally about, the types of problems it >help solve, etc. > > >Cheers, >Joe N