NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

Learn more about the history of ERIC here. PDF icon

ERIC Number: ED388615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 162
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86651-829-0
ISSN: N/A
Math and Music: Harmonious Connections.
Garland, Trudi Hammel; Kahn, Charity Vaughan
Mathematics can be used to analyze musical rhythms, to study the sound waves that produce musical notes, to explain why instruments are tuned, and to compose music. This book explores the relationship between mathematics and music through proportions, patterns, Fibonacci numbers or the Golden Ratio, geometric transformations, trigonometric functions, fractals, and other mathematical concepts. The book is organized into eight chapters: (1) "The Essence: Introduction"; (2) "The Beat: Rhythm"; (3) "The Tone: Frequency, Amplitude"; (4) "The Tune: Tuning"; (5) "The Song: Composition"; (6) "The Source: Instruments"; (7) "The People: Human Connections"; and (8) "The Curiosities: An Assortment." An epilogue, end notes, bibliography, and index conclude the book. (MM)
Dale Seymour Publications, P.O. Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303-1879 ($11.95; order number DS21335).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Golden Ratio (Mathematics)