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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 20th 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.

Synopsis:

Mathematics has been used for centuries to describe, analyze, and create music. In this book, Leon Harkleroad explores the mathematics related to aspects of music from its acoustical bases to compositional techniques to music criticism. His clear, elementary exposition will be accessible to general readers as well as to mathematicians and musicians of all levels.

Synopsis:

Explores mathematics aspects of music from its acoustical bases to compositional techniques to music criticism.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521009355
Author:
Harkleroad, Leon
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Barrow, John
Editor:
Graham, Ronald
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
Composition (music)
Subject:
Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Outlooks
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
9.10x6.06x.47 in. .71 lbs.

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