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Math Behind the Music

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The Math Behind the Music by Leon Harkleroad
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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 twentieth century and many other topics involving mathematical ideas from probability theory to Fourier 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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Mathematics and music, a duet; 2. Pitch: the ground of music; 3. Tuning up; 4. How to vary a theme mathematically; 5. Bells and groups: music by chance; 6. Pattern, pattern, pattern; 7. Sight meets sound; 8. How NOT to mix mathematics and music; 9. Bibliography; Contents of the CD; Illustration credits; Index.
Release date NZ
August 7th, 2006
Contributors
Series edited by Don Zagier Series edited by Ingrid Daubechies Series edited by John Barrow Series edited by Kian Fan Chung Series edited by Persi Diaconis Series edited by Ronald Graham
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, music
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
158
Series
Dimensions
152x228x14
ISBN-13
9780521009355
Product ID
1840243

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