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Understand Music - An Experiment in Explanation

Boing Boing pointed me to this beautiful animated video by a German studio called "finally".  From the description with the video:

Music is a good thing. But what we did not know until we started with the research for this piece: Music is also a pretty damn complex thing. This experimental animation is about the attempt to understand all the parts and bits of it. Have a look. You might agree with our conclusion!

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I think this is a great example of an experience that's both remarkable in presentation and interesting in content.  I didn't learn the details of resonance or musical temperment.  But I came away with little introductory nuggets of each part.  I came away with just a bit of motivation to keep learning. Sometimes that's all an explanation needs - a taste of an idea that invites someone to keep learning.