From Polychords to Polya: Adventures in Musical Combinatorics
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|A book that explores the various connections between the basic musical building blocks - chords, scales, and rhythms - and the area of mathematics known as combinatorics, which is concerned with counting and classifying configurations of objects. Questions considered: How many essentially different musical chords are there?; How many different scales are there? How many of certain types, such as 7-note diatonic?; How many different rhythms can be constructed?; Why are certain chords, scales and rhythms more prevalent than others in popular music? Ordering information available via the Web page.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Combinatorics, Music|
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