Connections Between Math and Music
This applied mathematics and music theory course is a brief survey of a few of the many connections between math and music that can be found in music theory, music composition, and acoustics.
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Once per week
over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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In this exciting and mind-blowing four-week class, students will apply their mathematical and musical knowledge to study how mathematics and music are intrinsically connected through music theory, music composition, and acoustical sciences. We will explore these concepts through musical and mathematical examples, discussion, slides, performance, and interactive activities. This course is perfect for students who are passionate about both music and math! Prerequisites: Students in this class...
This class is taught in English.
Students will gain appreciation for both math and music by learning concrete ways in which math and music are intrinsically connected through a brief study of mathematical applications in music theory, music composition, and acoustics.
As a music and math enthusiast, it's hard for me not to think of the many fascinating ways that music, science, and math intersect. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and some of my favorite classes there were the electives I took on acoustics and Spectralism, which both deal with ways math is connected with music. Additionally, I am currently taking prerequisites towards a master's in mathematics, and am hoping to teach math in community college. In this class, I plan to blend my experiences in both mathematics and music to create an immersive learning experience in both fields.
There will be optional short worksheets assigned every week to solidify the concepts taught in class.
1 file available upon enrollment1. 10-stave staff paper: You’ll need this to take notes. On the Classroom page, I have posted a PDF of some 10-stave staff paper I made that you can print out. You might also want to draw on it using a PDF editor. If you want a spiral bound book of staff paper (I would especially recommend this if you're a composer), you can simply search "10-stave staff paper" on most online platforms that sell sheet music. 2. Pencil: A good composer, musician, and mathematician always has a pencil! 3. Printer and/or PDF editor (optional): This may be used to do the optional homework assignments.
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There is no official assessment or grade for this class.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Blake Dylan Pilger
Musical Theatre Composer, Music Director, Pianist, and Math Tutor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
10 total reviews
13 completed classes
My name is Blake Dylan Pilger, and I use they/them pronouns. I am a composer, music director, and pianist for musical theatre. In 2020, I graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee summa cum laude as a Bachelor of Music in Composition. I...