This is all fascinating – thank you!
Just speaking personally, I feel learning about this is relevant to my playing. Understanding the structures at work in terms of physics and harmony theory (and more fundamentally, appreciating that a structure exists at all) is all adding to that ‘musical whole’ and seems to have actually changed how I hear and experience music. It actually FEELS different now!
Like Cyrilla, I perceived the different aspects and styles of music as separate before – I didn’t see the connections. Now I feel my eyes are open to connections, they seem to be everywhere! And I’m left wondering how I missed them and hoping that other people don’t miss out too.
Does anyone else have this experience? I guess many people on here would have understood that there are structures at work from young age, so it would feel more natural? Perhaps my experience has been startling just because I missed it for so long, and a first ‘breakthrough’ of understanding arrived very suddenly.