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Music Theory for Engineers/Scientists

  1. Jun 24, 2011 #1
    Basically, I'm looking for learning resources (preferably books) that are kind of like the title of the thread. I'd like to find a book that teaches intermediate-advanced musical theory from a more mathematical and/or physics perspective than normal music theory books. I've played various instruments since grade 4, so I know some basic theory, but I'd like to learn more, and my course on Fourier transforms has got me wondering if this could be accomplished through a more mathematical approach. Does anyone know of any good resources like this?
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2011 #2

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  4. Jun 26, 2011 #3
    Those are great resources, thanks, I'll definitely check them out. Unfortunately, as you said, they're not quite what I'm looking for.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2011 #4
    On the Sensations of Tone - Hermann Helmholtz
    Genesis of a Music - Harry Partch
     
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  7. Jun 27, 2011 #6

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  8. Jun 27, 2011 #7
    You might want to look at HST725 from MIT open courseware. Check the recommended books in the library. Hope this helps.
     
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