People often talk about the connections between music and math, and I occasionally give my older students an unpleasant surprise by suddenly diving into fractions to show how the beat in their pieces ought to be divided. But Marshall Lefferts of Cosmometry is taking a slightly different tack, by exploring the mathematical connections of such musical fundamentals as the scale, the Circle of Fifths, and tritones.
Even if you aren’t mathematically minded, the matrices are certainly pretty to look at! Lefferts’ diagrams become even more artistic in his followup piece, Tri-Tone Duality of Music.
Music is beautiful even when represented with mathematical diagrams! Is anyone surprised?