THE STRUCTURE OF THE MUSICAL OCTAVE
“A study of the seven-tone musical scale gives a very good foundation for understanding the cosmic law of octaves.”
P. D. Ouspensky
In Chapter 3, it was argued that the Law of Three is an essential aspect of Life. It will be shown that this law – which embraces active, passive, and neutralising forces – is not the only one that is involved with the concept of vibration. Nevertheless, if it is a fundamental law, it must be present in all aspects of vibration. One direct way of exploring this idea is to see how it exists within the vibrations of music – in particular, within the musical octave. This chapter will therefore analyse the simple mathematics of the octave in search of the Law ...