can anyone relate to being confused by the mysteriousness of music. like what is music. how did people from earlier times discover and learn music. dont the minds of great composers wonder you.
im slowly learning guitar i have been playing for about 8 years now, it seems the more i learn the more i realize there is to know. does anyone else feel like this
Pythagoras I believe discovered that an octave had a ratio of 2:1 (golden ratio at that). The rest of the major scale followed with other fractions.
Music is simply organized noise. It began as something to be entertaining and pleasant. Later there were rules of harmony and dissonance. These rules evolved over time. Now we're in the modern era where success is being the lowest common denominator and real substance will generally force a musician into obscurity. Woot.
As far as the minds of the greats go, I feel once you've studied and had some experience with orchestration, you don't really need to know what goes on in their heads. Personality manifests in the style of composition as well as the music itself.