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Old 11-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: Defining moments in music

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Originally Posted by aydee View Post

I didn't know that.. Geometry, Math.. I thought that was the Greeks & the Arabs..respectively..?


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The Vedic tribes were dabbling in this type of geometric cosmogony hundreds of years before that. My Indian philosophy teacher in college argued that the Greeks got their diatonic scale from the Indians, and that the imperfection of musical mathematics resulted in the necessity for the creation of the gods. If music, or anything were perfect, there would be no need for a god.

There was a lot written back in the 70's about the Vedic tribes, and some authors even argued that they made their way even to Ireland. So in that sense, the roots of western culture are Indian, not Greek. That's why our languages have Sanskrit roots.
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