Math Behind the Music
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Description: Mathematics has been used for centuries to describe, analyze, and create music. In this book, Leon Harkleroad explores the math related aspects of music from its acoustical bases to compositional techniques to music criticism, touching on - overtones, scales, and tuning systems - the musical dice game attributed to Mozart and Haydn - the several-hundred-year-old style of bell-playing known as ringing the changes - the twelve-tone school of composition that strongly influenced music throughout the 20th century and many other topics involving mathematical ideas from probability theory to Fouries series to group theory. He also relates some cautionary tales of misguided attempts to mix music and mathematics. Both the mathematical and the musical concepts are described in an elementary way, making the book accessible to general readers as well as to mathematicians and musicians of all levels. The book is accompanied by an audio CD of musical examples.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/7/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Mathematics and Music, a Duet|
|Pitch: The Ground of Music|
|How to Vary a Theme Mathematically|
|Bells and Groups|
|Music by Chance|
|Pattern, Pattern, Pattern|
|Sight Meets Sound|
|How NOT to Mix Mathematics and Music|
|Contents of the CD|