Math In Music
By: Emily Bennett & Megan Beavers
How Math Is In Music
Music goes in with math in multiple ways, one way is the beat of the music. they use counting to keep in time. For example, if we were to use 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen. In the opening part of the song theyre counting there beats in a four and four time. That means theyre counting each beat, 1-2-3-4. But, as the song goes on, they're using a three and four time. 1-2-3, 1-2-3. The song is constantly changing its counts throughout the song.
In music, theres multiple types of music notes. You have halfs, which are two beats, quarters, which are one beat, wholes, four beats, sixteenths, and eighths, and many, many more. Each note has a certain number of beats it carries out. You could say they're the equivilant to fractions.
Pythagoras' study of music was based on the tones produced with a vibrating frequency, also known as hurts. It typically refers to how often the particles of the sound vibrate. Wavelengths of the vibrations are what determines the notes we hear when we vibrate a string. The numbers are arranged in a trianglar formation. Four levels each. In the end it adds up to ten. These are what we call the counts. The mystical Pythagoras was so excited by this discovery that he became convinced that the whole universe was based on numbers, and that the planets and stars moved according to mathematical equations, which corresponded to musical notes, and thus produced a kind of symphony, the “Musical Universalis” or “Music of the Spheres”.
Fibonacci being represented in music is mostly shown in scales. Octave is made of 12 chromatic tones. Plus, one the octave. A scale is composed of eight notes. The fifth and third notes create a basic fondation of chords, based off of the whole tones that is two steps above root tones, which is the first note of the scale. Fibonacci is related to music because as Pythagoras stated the ratio portrayed is most pleasing to the ear. The numbers of Fibonacci when divided show frequency that most notes and octaves are based off. A more clear demonstration is shown on the design of a piano.
Music Sales In 2014
Total music sales for digital music, is 117,600,000 or 117.6 x 10 to the seventh power.
Total music sales for album or CD's is 9,200,000 or 9.2 x 10 to the sixth power.