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Just reading a couple of excellent books on music and maths (trying to get my head around real-time pitch recognition). http://www.amazon.com/Musimathics-Mathematical-Foundations-Music-Volume/dp/0262516551

Gives a great explanation of the history of scales (just versus tempered), including stuff I've never heard of ... dividing the octave into 53 pitches (? haven't got book in front of me).
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We don't need him. He's just sour because music/math screws up the purity of his pet intellectual exercise.
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Hadn't heard of him. Just did a quick check ... don't know if same concepts or not. Intriguing though.

On the scale front (book), that was discussing the ways scales originated starting with 5ths, and so on, which lead to instruments having certain keys where the music sounded out-of-tune, when transposed. Hence invention of tempered tuning.
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Hadn't heard of him. Just did a quick check ... don't know if same concepts or not. Intriguing though.

On the scale front (book), that was discussing the ways scales originated starting with 5ths, and so on, which lead to instruments having certain keys where the music sounded out-of-tune, when transposed. Hence invention of tempered tuning.

This will give you a similar overview of the history of scales from a math perspective (or the math of scales from a historical perspective):
http://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/6224469/the-development-of-musical-tuning-systems-midicode
- and all without having to invent that excruciating neologism "musimathics"!
Last edited by jongtr at Nov 17, 2015,
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Hadn't heard of him. Just did a quick check ... don't know if same concepts or not. Intriguing though.



it's composition via geometry
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This will give you a similar overview of the history of scales from a math perspective (or the math of scales from a historical perspective):
http://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/6224469/the-development-of-musical-tuning-systems-midicode
- and all without having to invent that excruciating neologism "musimathics"!



Thanks for that, jongtr. Interesting read.