Music From The Fibonacci Sequence


The Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers
where each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. The numbers in the sequence have extraordinary
mathematical properties and can be found in patterns all throughout nature, so I decided to see what they would sound
like as music. To create the melody, I assigned the numbers
1 through 8 to the E major scale on the keyboard, and added 0 and 9 on each side with the natural
extension of the scale. I played the resulting melody with my right
hand and added harmonies with my left hand. Now, the first number of the Fibonacci Sequence
is 0. But 0 added to itself just equals 0 forever. In fact, that’s what you’ve been hearing
in the background. In order to start the sequence, we need to
add a 1.