The relationship between the two old sciences can be understood at various degrees of sophistication because of the quantity of information in this book that is available to teachers, students, and curious amateurs.
A necessary book whether you're interested in learning about digital music, heavenly music, or everything in between.
The relationship between mathematics and music has been extensively discussed since the time of the Ancient Greeks, in everything from harmony and number theory to musical patterns and group theory. In order to help teachers, students, and interested amateurs grasp the true interplay between these two age-old fields, Benson offers a plethora of material in this article.
The plot spans a wide range of topics, including, of course, mathematics and music, but also physics, biology, psychoacoustics, the history of science, and digital technology.
The narrative begins with the nature of the human ear and how Fourier Analysis relates to it, then moves on to the mathematics of musical instruments, the concepts of consonance and dissonance, scales, and temperaments. If you want to learn more about digital music, heavenly music, and many other topics, you must get this book.
The published version and any online version will never be the same because they each have information that the other does not. For instance, the online edition maintains and updates content that is more ephemeral in nature, such as connections to internet resources and even lengthy tables that are inappropriate for a book that has been published.