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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It uses the same principles except it uses pendulums swinging at different ratios to simulate the movements of the tuning forks. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Alexandre Caldeira rated it really liked it Dec 17, Pendulums can be made to swing in much longer and slower motions than tuning forks.

Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord.

Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music

Fascinating read, despite grammatical errors and some other minor inaccuracies. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. It is very short too, so I’m not including it in my reading challenge.

The illustrations illustrate the beauty of the numbers and patterns and ease with which we can find them around us via different media.

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Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music by Anthony Ashton

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. Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it. During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Laurel rated it it was amazing Sep vieual, Account Options Sign in.

This is a really beautiful little book. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Harmonograph is an introduction mafhematics the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament. Small but stuffed with information.

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Sam Cavallaro rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Like all of the Wooden Books, it’s brief. Ronald Lett rated it really liked it May 12, Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables muxic world tuning systems.

Harmonograph examines the remarkable and mathematical beauty in sound and music. Chris rated it liked it Oct 10, SpR rated it really liked it Dec 31, Adam Balshan rated it it was ok Apr 02, This is a cool little book that discusses and illustrates relationships mwthematics music and mathematics. Wooden BooksApr 1, – Music – 64 pages.

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Harmonograph

Nov 28, Maxwell added it. Awesome little book with fascinating illustrations from the harmonograph. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

Other books in the series. Lists with This Book. Small books, big ideas. Using mirrors, a light was shone at one tuning fork, bounced off toward the second, and then finally the light bounced off that on This was a really cool book. Return to Book Page. Books by Anthony Ashton. Another visual look at sound and vibration with an instrument I didn’t even know existed.

Being right brained, I visuzl understood tangible math. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. 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.

A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A happy discovery in the Wellcome bookshop. Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord.

Why do harmonies leave gaps or ‘commas’ when added together? No trivia or quizzes yet.