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Einstein & Music

Did you know Albert Einstein played music? He played the violin and piano. I am not saying that playing music makes everyone become like Einstein. But music appeared to be an important part of his life and intuition according to the following quotes and article (link).

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” (The Foundation for Music Literacy, n.d. p.9)

“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” (When asked about his theory of relativity) – (The Foundation for Music Literacy, n.d. p.9)

“He often told me that one of the most important things in his life was music. Whenever he felt he had come to the end of the road or into a difficult situation in his work, he would take refuge in music and that would usually resolve all his difficulties.” (quoted in interview with Bernard Mayor, in Whitrow, Einstein, p.21 as cited in The Foundation for Music Literacy, n.d. p.9).

Here is a very interesting article about Einstein, music, creative thinking, and physics in “Psychology Today”.  I think you’ll enjoy it.

Reference:

The Foundation for Music Literacy. (n.d.). How music can dramatically effect your child’s development and life time success: A summary of current scientific literature concerning music and the mind. Retrieved Aug. 16, 2013, from http://www.sonlight.com/uploads/children-and-music-research.pdf