Music and mathematics

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Apr 2009
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Hi! I just just about to sleep and this question came to my head: how many rock/punk/in-general musicians of any band do you know that has had any mathematical background?

I once heard Slipknot drummer, Joy Jordison has it, and I know that the best skateboarder ever, Rodney Mullen, has it since he studied engineering.

So if anyones is interested lets see :D

Happy holidays :!:
 
Jun 2010
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I totaly agree that maths and music are very related. Im a musician and I also love maths. When I started playing an instrument my grades suddenly became better, much better. And for example, notes c,d,e,f,g,a,h were calculated by pitagoras. My favorite musician john frusciante also studys maths.
 

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Brian May of Queen left a doctoral program in astrophysics to play music. He actually finished that degree recently, many years after having started it.
 

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Apr 2009
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Frusciante studies math? I didnt know that! Do you know more about this?

:D
 
Jun 2010
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Well, yes i read that a few weeks ago. But its nothing serius, he is just interested in maths thats related to music. But I don't think that he is going in some school or somewhere else, he is doing that at home alone. :D
 

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Apr 2009
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Do you have the source ¿? I mean, the link to where you read it?

Danke!
 
Jun 2010
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I will take a look in my history and pm it to you :). I hope i will find it
 
Jan 2011
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I'm a pro-amateur music player and I'm a software designer as a profession.
Music and math go very well together. I'm a keyboard/synth player, and there are several topics regarding music I benefit from math/logic:
- Building up chords is very mathematical
- Basic understanding of frequencies
- 'Programming' a synthesizer with all relations, like filtering, waveforms, oscillators etc.
- Even songs are build up in a more or less mathematical way, i.e. build up with patterns (with the chorus/verse/bridge)
 
May 2011
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michelkeijzers said:
I'm a pro-amateur music player and I'm a software designer as a profession.
Music and math go very well together. I'm a keyboard/synth player, and there are several topics regarding music I benefit from math/logic:
- Building up chords is very mathematical
- Basic understanding of frequencies
- 'Programming' a synthesizer with all relations, like filtering, waveforms, oscillators etc.
- Even songs are build up in a more or less mathematical way, i.e. build up with patterns (with the chorus/verse/bridge)
There is a fantastic prog SNDRAW on QB64 (free download on Google) that lets you make your own sounds of any kind - from maths or otherwise. And a great forum discussing things.
I am using it to design novel musical instruments from computer simulations of the physics/acoustics. You can thus answer all "And what would happen if...." design questions as we do at Tintone Guitars and Black Guitars in Stoke Newington, London
 
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1. China
1.5. Singapore
2. Italy
2.5. France
3. South Korea
3.5. Japan
4. USA
4.5. Mexico