Harmonograph

A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music

Author: Anthony Ashton

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706059

Category: Music

Page: 64

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Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this timeless subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Making Music with Computers

Creative Programming in Python

Author: Bill Manaris,Andrew R. Brown

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149875998X

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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Teach Your Students How to Use Computing to Explore Powerful and Creative Ideas In the twenty-first century, computers have become indispensable in music making, distribution, performance, and consumption. Making Music with Computers: Creative Programming in Python introduces important concepts and skills necessary to generate music with computers. It interweaves computing pedagogy with musical concepts and creative activities, showing students how to integrate the creativity and design of the arts with the mathematical rigor and formality of computer science. The book provides an introduction to creative software development in the Python programming language. It uses innovative music-creation activities to illustrate introductory computer programming concepts, including data types, algorithms, operators, iteration, lists, functions, and classes. The authors also cover GUIs, event-driven programming, big data, sonification, MIDI programming, client–server programming, recursion, fractals, and complex system dynamics. Requiring minimal musical or programming experience, the text is designed for courses in introductory computer science and computing in the arts. It helps students learn computer programming in a creative context and understand how to build computer music applications. Also suitable for self-study, the book shows musicians and digital music enthusiasts how to write music software and create algorithmic music compositions. Web Resource A supplementary website (http://jythonMusic.org) provides a music library and other software resources used in the text. The music library is an extension of the jMusic library and incorporates other cross-platform programming tools. The website also offers example course and associated media resources.

The Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums

Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732548791

Category: Mathematics

Page: 333

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Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

Snake Charming - The Musical Python

Author: Iain Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319606603

Category: Computers

Page: 121

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This book is an innovative introduction to Python and its audio-visual capabilities for beginning programmers; a resource for expert programmers and of interest to anyone involved in music. It is structured around four extensible, audio-visual projects on music and sound. The beginner will appreciate the 'need to know' basis of the presentation of Python for each project, and expert programmers will be able to go straight to the project code, run it and then extend it as they see fit. Musically interested readers will enjoy the historical and theoretical material at the beginning of each project, and it may even tempt them to try some coding - it is not too difficult! The four projects the book focuses on are all self-contained, but can be extended to incorporate aspects of the others. Above all this book is suited for self-study, which should be playful (pun intended!).

Energy Medicine Technologies

Ozone Healing, Microcrystals, Frequency Therapy, and the Future of Health

Author: Finley Eversole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620551349

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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New and suppressed breakthroughs in energy medicine, ways to combat toxins and electromagnetic fields, and the importance of non-GMO foods • Explores the use of microcrystals, ozone and hydrogen peroxide therapy, and how to tap in to healing antioxidant electrons from the Earth • Reveals the scientifically proven health risks of genetically modified foods • Examines the suppressed cancer-curing electromedicine of Royal Raymond Rife and Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgi Natural, nontoxic, inexpensive, and effective alternatives to conventional medicine exist, yet they have been suppressed by the profit-driven medical-pharmaceutical complex. Presenting a compendium of some of the most revolutionary yet still widely unknown discoveries in health and energy medicine, this book edited by Finley Eversole, Ph.D., explores the use of microcrystals to harmonize the energies of body, mind, and environment; the healing effects of ozone and hydrogen peroxide therapy; ways to combat electromagnetic fields and environmental toxins; sources of disruptive energy that cause stress and health problems, including other people’s negative emotions; and how to tap in to healing antioxidant electrons from the Earth. The book reveals the scientifically proven health risks of genetically modified foods--the first irreversible technology in human history with still unknown consequences. It looks at the link between industrial farming and the precipitous rise in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s over the past 100 years, providing a 10-point Low-Toxin Program to reduce your risk. It explores the cancer-curing electromedicine of Royal Raymond Rife and its suppression by the medical establishment as well as Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgi’s follow-up discovery of Frequency Therapy. Offering a window into the holistic future of medicine, the book shows the body not simply as a biological machine to be patched and repaired but as a living organism made up of cells dynamically linked to their inner and outer environments.

Chaos in Boxes

Twisted Adventures in Music Theory

Author: Sean Luciw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 191

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Geometrie der Töne

Elemente der Mathematischen Musiktheorie

Author: Guerino Mazzola

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034874278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 364

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Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621481

Category: History

Page: 816

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"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Der geheime Code

die rätselhafte Formel, die Kunst, Natur und Wissenschaft bestimmt

Author: Priya Hemenway,Anita Weinberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836507080

Category: Golden section

Page: 203

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Der fünfte Hammer

Pythagoras und die Disharmonie der Welt

Author: Daniel Heller-Roazen

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104020655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Was sich der Harmonie der Welt nicht fügen mag Es heißt, dass Pythagoras die Harmonielehre erfand, als er bei einem Schmied den Klang von fünf Hämmern hörte. Vier Hammerschläge konnte er in ein wohlgeordnetes Verhältnis setzen. Der fünfte Hammer jedoch klang dissonant. Pythagoras musste ihn aus seiner Theorie ausschließen. In seiner Studie untersucht der bekannte Philosoph Daniel Heller-Roazen das Konzept der Harmonie in einem weiten Sinn: Seit der Antike dient es als Paradigma für das wissenschaftliche Verstehen der wahrnehmbaren Welt. Doch immer wieder gibt es etwas Dissonantes, das sich gegen die Harmonie wehrt. Von der Musik über Metaphysik, Ästhetik und Astronomie, von Platon bis Kant untersucht ›Der fünfte Hammer‹, wie die wissenschaftliche Ordnung der Welt eine Realität suggeriert, die jedoch weder in Noten noch Buchstaben völlig erfasst werden kann. Ein fünfter Hammer klingt hartnäckig durch.

Die akustik

Author: Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sound

Page: 242

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