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Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Wooden Books Gift Book) By Anthony Ashton

Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Wooden Books Gift Book)
by Anthony Ashton

In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this magical subject.

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Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music Summary


Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this magical subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

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GOR001626227
Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Wooden Books Gift Book)
Anthony Ashton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wooden Books
2005-10-25
64
1904263364
9781904263364
N/A
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