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From Polychords to Polya: Adventures in Musical Combinatorics

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Visit this site: http://www.amazon.com/Polychords-Polya-Adventures-Musical-Combinatorics/dp/0963009702

Author:Mike Keith
Description: 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
Languages: English
Resource Types: Books
Math Topics: Combinatorics, Music

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