HARMONOGRAPH A VISUAL GUIDE TO THE MATHEMATICS OF MUSIC PDF

During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Harmonograph is an. Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith’s workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies. Punted in the United States of America. 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1. HARMONOGRAPH. A VISUAL GUIDE TO THE MATHEMATICS OF MUSIC. Anthony Ashton. ~WJ;-.

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Meara rated it really liked it Feb 03, Using the Beatrix Potter formula of text facing picture pages, and old-styles fonts, along with hand-drawn illustrations and 19th century engravings, the books are designed not to date. If you’ve ever heard of tuning forks, this will make sense to you. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the mjsic. It is very short too, so I’m not including it in my reading challenge.

SpR rated it really liked it Dec 31, During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Basically, it’s about this really cool machine called the “harmonograph”. Msrobot0 rated it really liked it Jan 13, Small books, big ideas. In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony Harmonograph is an introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament.

Looking at the diagrams of which there’s plenty vusual realising how these patterns and shapes are created by musical sounds left me amazed. My mom gave it to me many years ago, and I just not got around to reading it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams ot During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Feb 08, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: The illustrations illustrate the beauty of the numbers and patterns and ease with which we can find them around us via different media. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

Preview — Harmonograph by Anthony Ashton. Awesome little book with fascinating illustrations from the harmonograph. It uses the same principles mathrmatics it uses pendulums swinging at different ratios to simulate the movements of the tuning forks. Very pretty and interesting patterns emerged when both tuning forks were set into motion, and of course different patterns emerged depending on the ratios of the vibrations.

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Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and gudie monochord. Brady Salz rated it liked it Sep 02, Adam Balshan rated it it was ok Apr 02, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jul 27, Deana rated it really liked it Recommended to Deana by: This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

Erica Moore rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Being right brained, I easily understood tangible math.

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Big ideas in a tiny space. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. 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.

By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Being right brained, I easily understood tangible math. Laurel rated it it was amazing Sep 27, The aim was to produce a beautiful series of recycled books based on the classical philosophies, arts and sciences.

Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music

Using mirrors, a light was shone at one tuning fork, bounced off toward the second, and then finally the light bounced off that one and onto a dark surface.

AJ Dehany rated it it was ok Apr 22, A thf discovery in the Wellcome bookshop. Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables of world tuning systems.

It is pretty heavy on the music harmonovraph though. So, a long time ago, someone set up two tuning forks at right angles to one another some distance apart.

A lovely collection of methods and techniques used in early days or in other words were discovered by observing the musical harmony and notes. Like all of the Wooden Books, it’s brief.