While it is quite common for professionals (doctors, lawyers, academics, etc) to be talented in many ways, including musical talent, there is a special connection between music and mathematics. Musicians collectively are not more talented in mathematics than other professionals and other academics. This paper examines the connections between math and music, particularly calculus and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Hampton, Charles R., "Bach (to the Calculus of) Variations" (2007). ACMS Conference Proceedings 2007. 19.
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