Music, math, and mind : the physics and neuroscience of music / David Sulzer.

By: Soldier, Dave, 1956-Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksDescription: 1 online resource (viii, 291 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0231550502; 9780231550505Subject(s): Music -- Acoustics and physics | Musical perception | Music -- Physiological aspects | Neurobiology | HearingAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Music, math, and mindDDC classification: 781.1 LOC classification: ML3805 | .S62 2021Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Parameters of Sound -- Math of Pitch, Scales, and Harmony -- Waves and Harmonics -- Math of Sound and Resonance -- Math in Some Rhythmic Structures -- Centerpiece : The Sense of Hearing -- Brain Mechanisms of Rhythm and the Private Synapse -- Neural Mechanisms of Emotion and the Social Synapse -- Ear Physiology : How Air Waves Become Sound -- Deep Brain Physiology of Sound -- Sound Disorders, Illusions, and Hallucinations -- Animal Sound, Song, and Music.
Summary: "Why does a clarinet play at lower pitches than a flute? What does it mean for sounds to be in or out of tune? How are emotions carried by music? Do other animals perceive sound like we do? How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas? This book offers a lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow. David Sulzer, also known in the musical world as Dave Soldier, explains why the perception of music encompasses the physics of sound, the functions of the ear and deep-brain auditory pathways, and the physiology of emotion. He delves into topics such as the math by which musical scales, rhythms, tuning, and harmonies are derived, from the days of Pythagoras to technological manipulation of sound waves. Sulzer ranges from styles from around the world to canonical composers to hip-hop, the history of experimental music, and animal sound by songbirds, cetaceans, bats, and insects. He makes accessible a vast range of material, helping readers discover the universal principles behind the music they find meaningful. Written for musicians and music lovers with any level of science and math proficiency, including none, Music, Math, and Mind demystifies how music works while testifying to its beauty and wonder"--
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.

Parameters of Sound -- Math of Pitch, Scales, and Harmony -- Waves and Harmonics -- Math of Sound and Resonance -- Math in Some Rhythmic Structures -- Centerpiece : The Sense of Hearing -- Brain Mechanisms of Rhythm and the Private Synapse -- Neural Mechanisms of Emotion and the Social Synapse -- Ear Physiology : How Air Waves Become Sound -- Deep Brain Physiology of Sound -- Sound Disorders, Illusions, and Hallucinations -- Animal Sound, Song, and Music.

"Why does a clarinet play at lower pitches than a flute? What does it mean for sounds to be in or out of tune? How are emotions carried by music? Do other animals perceive sound like we do? How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas? This book offers a lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow. David Sulzer, also known in the musical world as Dave Soldier, explains why the perception of music encompasses the physics of sound, the functions of the ear and deep-brain auditory pathways, and the physiology of emotion. He delves into topics such as the math by which musical scales, rhythms, tuning, and harmonies are derived, from the days of Pythagoras to technological manipulation of sound waves. Sulzer ranges from styles from around the world to canonical composers to hip-hop, the history of experimental music, and animal sound by songbirds, cetaceans, bats, and insects. He makes accessible a vast range of material, helping readers discover the universal principles behind the music they find meaningful. Written for musicians and music lovers with any level of science and math proficiency, including none, Music, Math, and Mind demystifies how music works while testifying to its beauty and wonder"--

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CHOICE Review

In a nota bene at the beginning of this text, Sulzer (Columbia Univ. Medical Center), who also performs and composes music as David Soldier, asserts that this is not a "pop science" book of the easy-reading variety. What readers come to discover, however, is that it is exactly the sort of book that science written for a general audience should be--accessible on multiple levels from the neophyte to the expert, engagingly written, and informative in a way that stimulates curiosity and prompts further investigation. In addition to his main text covering the mathematics and neuroscience of music (especially the mathematics of pitch, how the brain processes rhythm, etc.), Sulzer includes an array of textboxes throughout the book, exploring the actual mathematical equations involved in a way that is comparatively friendly even for those who find higher-order mathematics intimidating or inscrutable. The book also features a "playlist" of relevant examples, in which Sulzer playfully crosses a variety of genres and traditions. Thus, listening to some of the recommended sources may enhance the experience of reading the work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates. General readers. --Laura M Bernhardt, University of Southern Indiana

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Sulzer David :

David Sulzer received his PhD from Columbia and is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center. He has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of neuronal signaling in areas of basic memory, movement and addiction. In addition to his scientific life David is a musician and performance artist going by the stage name Dave Soldier. He has collaborated with many leading NY artists, including the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and members of the Velvet Underground.David Sulzer is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center. His laboratory has made important contributions to the study of brain mechanisms involved in autism, Parkinson's disease, drug addiction, and learning and memory. He is also a composer and performer under the stage name Dave Soldier and has worked with many major figures in the classical, jazz, and pop worlds, appearing on over one hundred records. Some of his projects bridge music and neuroscience, including the Thai Elephant Orchestra, an orchestra of fourteen elephants in northern Thailand, and the Brainwave Music Project, which uses EEGs of brain activity to create compositions.

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