What turns an object into a musical instrument? Why is the violin so hard to play? And how can mathematics help us understand musical pitch and rhythm? Discover how music and mathematics are inextricably intertwined with these articles from Plus, aimed at older students and general readers.

From clapping rhythms and drumming to bellringing and tuning a piano, explore maths through music with these rich mathematical activities from NRICH. This collection includes problems for all Key Stages from 1 to 5.