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Pythagoras and the Ratios

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Pythagoras and his cousins want to win a music contest, but first they must figure out how to play their instruments in tune, something that's never been done before.



While trying to fix the problem, Pythagoras makes an important discovery--notes that sound pleasant together have a certain mathematical relationship. When Pythagoras applies this ratio to his cousins' pipes and lyres, the result is music to the ears.

Pythagoras and the Ratios

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

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Music Video: Gonna Add One | The Odd Squad

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Learn about addition in this fun clip from the Odd Squad. Agent Otto joins Soundcheck for their new hit song, "Gonna Add One".

Soundcheck | The Odd Squad

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Learn about addition and subtraction in this fun clip from the Odd Squad. Otto's favorite band has a new song, "Take Away Four."

STOMP | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the performers from the musical STOMP!, a show that features drumming and dancing, demonstrate how they use patterns to create inventive and exciting rhythmic melodies.