The division of the chromatic scale in $7$ natural notes (white keys in a piano) and $5$ accidental ones (black) seems a bit arbitrary to me. Apparently, adjacent notes in a piano (including white or ...
I have heard that, in recent years, many mathematicians as well as music theorists have applied different branches of mathematics to music. I would like to know about some books/resources relating to ...
I've been messing around with formulas for musical notes (trying not to read anything that would help me unless I get stuck) and currently I'm at a point where I'm trying to get a function that ...
Are there any good books on musical theory from a mathematical standpoint? Is "Music theory and mathematics : chords, collections, and transformations", edited by Jack Douthett, Martha M. Hyde, and ...
Disclaimers: I am neither a musician, nor I want to discredit Mazzola's work. Corollary of the first point: please use a plain style, without technical terms in the area of Music Theory. Corollary of ...
This is an updated copy of a question I asked on Physics Stack Exchange not too long ago. Since I work primarily in mathematics, I thought it would be a good idea to ask it here as well (especially ...