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A Survey of Western Music for Mathematically Inclined Students


Abstract The close relationship between mathematics and music has been well documented in Western cultures since at least the time of the ancient Greeks. While many connections have been made between math and music over the centuries, it seems that many modern researchers have attempted to create interdisciplinary bridges between these disciplines by using mathematical principles to explain several essential aspects of music: harmony, melody, form, and rhythm. Using these established connections, in addition to several of my own, I have created an undergraduate level survey of Western music course for a population of mathematically inclined students. This approach makes music history comprehensible, relevant, and engaging to my target demographic. ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Cueva, Darren Luis (Author) / Norton, Kay (Advisor) / Wells, Christopher (Committee member) / Schmidt, Margaret (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music history / Music / Music education / Mathematics / Music / Survey / Western music
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 264 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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