I just read this: “Getting young children started on music is a great way for them to have fun and develop early mathematical skills.”

I was never good at math. I have frequently read statements similar to the one above, and I don’t get it; some of my “math whiz” oboe students couldn’t count (and had no sense of rhythm) to save their lives! Others, who tell me math is their worst subject, are wonderful at rhythm, and counting is no issue at all.

So I’m puzzled. Which is pretty typical. But there you go.

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  1. I’m still inclined to think the whole math-enhancing thing is a ploy to get people into “classical” music for reasons other than its own intrinsic worth. (I read this view explained much more throughly in an article someplace but I don’t remember my sources–sorry.)