The mathematics of electronic music

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2017/08/17 23:06:08 (permalink)

The mathematics of electronic music

A brief guide to the basics, enjoy!

http://artsites.ucsc.edu/...nd/TE-11/teces_11.html

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    tlw
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    Re: The mathematics of electronic music 2017/08/18 00:14:53 (permalink)
    What can I say?

    It makes one realise just how astonishing it is that so much good music has been made by thousands, maybe millions, of people over the centuries despite them having the musically crippling disadvantage of not possessing a good degree in pure maths.

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    Re: The mathematics of electronic music 2017/08/18 16:14:44 (permalink)
    Not much math. Only 4 equations....
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    Re: The mathematics of electronic music 2017/08/18 17:41:54 (permalink)
    tlw
    What can I say?

    It makes one realise just how astonishing it is that so much good music has been made by thousands, maybe millions, of people over the centuries despite them having the musically crippling disadvantage of not possessing a good degree in pure maths.



    The fact that one doesn't understand the mathematical foundation of something doesn't mean they aren't nevertheless using math. For instance, commonly used scale systems were created by explicitly using math.
     
    But then one doesn't necessarily need to understand music history to make good music either.

     In order, then, to discover the limit of deepest tones, it is necessary not only to produce very violent agitations in the air but to give these the form of simple pendular vibrations. - Hermann von Helmholtz, predicting the role of the electric bassist in 1877.
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    Re: The mathematics of electronic music 2017/08/19 10:41:42 (permalink)
    That temperament thing is something I just learned in my artist works class.

    To me it is super interesting. It makes me want to hear a piece crated without using equal temperament.

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    Re: The mathematics of electronic music 2017/08/19 14:32:39 (permalink)
    For music that doesn't use equal or "well tempered" temperament try pretty much anything that involves an electric guitar, blues style harmonica, Cajun 1-row button accordion, loads of African music, solo violin/fiddle, Scots highland bagpipes....

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    Re: The mathematics of electronic music 2017/08/20 14:25:56 (permalink)
    So what can I say now?
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