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Music theorists sometimes use mathematics to understand music, but music has no axiomatic foundation in modern mathematics. Mathematics is "the basis of sound" and sound itself "in its musical aspects... exhibits a remarkable array of number properties", simply because nature itself "is amazingly mathematical".

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