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In a message dated 9/1/2000 7:40:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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<<     I find the whole idea of music & math being international languages
 rather dubious. Music in one culture is not necessarily music in another
 (much less even within one culture, i.e. many people in America do not
 consider Rap music... nor John Cage' chance pieces... or even the recent
 fractal-math-based music ...)
     As to math being international, in different cultures there are differing
 approaches to counting, i.e. base-10 (decimal) , base-2 (binary), etc ad
 infinitum... >>

Well, I understand what you mean about music being different to all cultures,
but if you try to understand another culture, for me at least, music has
proved to help me more than many other things, especially at the early level
of learning.
As to math, I'd never looked at it like that, but I think you have a point- I
won't attempt to argue about math, I'd do horribly hehe