Sound Plays an Important Role in Sporting Events
Emotions are frequencies that, through sympathetic resonance, can be ignited by cheers. Cheering sounds are octaves of emotions; so an athlete literally receives spectators' emotions from cheering through sympathetic resonance ... try it! You can say the same words while feeling different things, and others experience your feelings more strongly - than the meaning of the words conveys. In part, a sports event pits one team's cheering power against the opposing team's: How much energy, power and determination can each side carry on their sounds?
Every note produces harmonics. When two notes are sounded together, their harmonics interact by a simple law of physics:
- When the crests of two waves meet, they combine to form a crest equal to the sum of the heights of both component waves.
- When the crest of one wave meets the trough (low part) of another wave, they cancel each other out.
Lao Tzu (father of philosophy and Taoism, 6th Century BC) wrote that the interval of a fifth is the harmony of the universe. In fact, the harmonics of two notes -- five notes apart – do constructively interfere, creating energy. So, a crowd at the Olympics can theoretically cheer in musical fifths to create energy, thereby spurring on their favorite athlete...literally helping him. The same crowd can alternatively produce sounds in another interval, when an opponent is performing, producing harmonics that decrease energy. The crowd thus is an important part of athletic games!