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How music and mathematics relate / David Kung.

Kung, David T. (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 781 GRE (Text) 70621000068376 DVD Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library DVD GRE #2421 (Text) 70621000068375 DVD Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield DVD 781 Kung (Text) 78292000361730 Non-Fiction DVD Collection Checked out 01/27/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch GC 781 KUNG DVD (Text) DVDs 33946002849771 Great Courses . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781598039207
  • ISBN: 1598039202
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (558 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 112 pages ; 19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note: Twelve lectures (ca. 45 minutes each) on three DVDs.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Course guidebook includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Overtones : symphony in a single note (48 min.) ; Timbre : why each instrument sounds different (46 min.) ; Pitch and auditory illusions (47 min.) ; How scales are constructed (48 min.) -- Disc 2. How scale tunings and composition coevolved (46 min.) ; Dissonance and piano tuning (50 min.) ; Rhythm : from numbers to patterns (44 min.) ; Transformations and symmetry (50 min.) -- Disc 3. Self-reference from Bach to Gödel (42 min.) ; Composing with math : classical to avant-garde (45 min.) ; The digital delivery of music (46 min.) ; Math, music, and the mind (46 min.).
Participant or Performer Note: Lecturer: David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Summary, etc.: "Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field--from knowing the mathematics behind tuning an instrument to understanding the features that define your favorite pieces. By exploring the mathematics of music, you also learn why non-Western music sounds so different, gain insight into the technology of modern sound reproduction, and start to hear the world around you in exciting new ways"--Website.
System Details Note: DVD, full screen.
Subject: Music > Mathematics.
Music theory.
Genre: Filmed lectures.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.

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