KEYWORDS: Tymoczko, geometry, chords, voice leading, scales, tonality, some brute facts in Tymoczko’s new book A Geometry of Music (henceforth AGOM). A Geometry of Music has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. Peter said: Tymoczko is an intriguing composer and adept mathematician, so his mix of math and (lots of. Dmitri Tymoczko: A Geometry of Music: Harmony and. Counterpoint in the Extended. Common Practice. Hardcover, , ISBN , pages.
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And how do Chopin’s works exploit the non-Euclidean geometry of musical chords? In this groundbreaking work, author Dmitri Tymoczko describes a new framework for thinking about music that emphasizes the commonalities among s How is the Beatles’ “Help!
In this groundbreaking work, author Dmitri Tymoczko describes a new framework for thinking about music that emphasizes the commonalities among styles from medieval polyphony to contemporary rock. Tymoczko identifies five basic musical features that jointly contribute to the sense of tonality, and shows how these features recur throughout the history of Western music.
In the process he sheds new light on an age-old question: A Geometry of Music provides an accessible introduction to Tymoczko’s revolutionary geometrical approach to music theory. The tymocz,o shows how to construct simple diagrams representing relationships among familiar chords and scales, giving readers the tools to translate between the musical and visual realms and revealing surprising degrees of structure in otherwise hard-to-understand pieces.
Tymoczko uses this theoretical foundation to retell tymoczk history of Western music from the eleventh century to the present day. Arguing that traditional histories focus too narrowly on the “common practice” period fromhe proposes instead that Western music comprises an extended common practice stretching from the late middle ages to the present.
He discusses a host of familiar pieces by a wide range of composers, from Bach to the Beatles, Mozart to Miles Davis, and many in between. A Geometry of Music is accessible to a range of readers, from undergraduate music majors to scientists and mathematicians with an interest in music.
Defining its terms along the way, it presupposes no special mathematical background and only a basic familiarity with Western music theory. The book also contains exercises designed to reinforce and extend readers’ understanding, along with hymoczko series of appendices that explore the technical details of od exciting new theory.
Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Geometry of Musicplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured tymooczko Listopia. Nov 15, Peter rated it it was amazing. Tymoczko is an intriguing composer and adept mathematician, so his mix of math and lots of theory can be grometry thought-provoking for readers familiar with both.
The mathematical understanding is by no means necessary, however. One can skim the terminology of the early theoretical writing and still comprehend the latter analysis and application. For those who want to dig in, Gekmetry engaging, conversational tone keeps the reading interesting even through difficult concepts.
A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice by Dmitri Tymoczko
His theories Tymoczko is an intriguing composer and adept mathematician, so his mix of math and lots of theory can be extremely thought-provoking for readers familiar with both. His theories concerning the chord-spaces and scale-spaces that composers explore are illuminating and have opened up all sorts of ideas for personal experimentation.
Tymoczko establishes fascinating connections between early polyphony through Romantic chromaticism and into the explosion of jazz, rock, and post minimalism. An extremely stimulating read! Aug 18, Eric rated it did not like it Shelves: I noticed that at least a couple of reviewers said that tymoczk didn’t really get the math.
Tymozcko almost certain that that’s because the math doesn’t check out, though it seem impossible to verify since Tymoczko doesn’t really phrase his analysis in terms of the linear algebra that he implies. Nor am I sure that anyone else has seriously applied his analytic methodology to a range of musical pieces.
Tymoczko is an excellent composer and all of this must make sense in his head to the degree that he us I noticed that at least a couple of reviewers said that they didn’t really get the math. Tymoczko tymoczo an excellent composer and all of this must make sense in his head to the degree that he uses his own methodology. Much as with Chomsky’s Universal Grammar, I’m sure that this will inspire numerous PhD dissertations because it has the veneer of certainty that there is a rational method that can be applied if only one comes at it from the correct perspective.
A Geometry of Music – Dmitri Tymoczko – Oxford University Press
But there’s not really a hypothesis to ttymoczko tested here. I guess if you “get it” then you get it. I doubt that it’s worth struggling to comprehend, however, and if it’s composing you’re looking to do, you could spend your time more productively than trying to reduce these fractions of reason to their lowest common denominator.
Jun 19, Vladimir rated it it was amazing. This a milestone in music theory and it off an unification of many western practices in composition based in geometry. Efficient voice leading techniques break some different symmetries in these musical spaces. It brings to consciousness procedures that composers of the past hav This a milestone in music theory and it constitutes an unification of many western practices in composition based in geometry.
It brings to consciousness procedures that composers of the past have used intuitively. All modern mathematical terms are very nicely clarified and illustrated with many musical examples and the book is NOT a mathematics textbook: One reads this book with the feeling of witnessing the birth of a classic in music theory.
A must, for everyone interested in music! Mar 05, Michael Curtis rated it really liked it Shelves: When considering the geometry of the title think college level math.
But while the math was difficult – actually, I understood none of it – it did not matter. The five principles of the book are discussed thoroughly in other ways.
Tymoczko’s personal history is inspiring and is truly the basis of the book. It reads less like a dissertation and more like a life story. Covers classical, jazz, and rock styles in creating a new conception of tonality. Sep 19, David rated it liked it.
The geometry disappears as the book turns more to analysis. Which I think speaks to the analytical utility of the geometry. It’s good for composers, though, and I enjoyed the intelligent coverage of such a broad range of music.
Nov 17, Steto Scopius rated it it was amazing. Libro da corto circuito mentale, mi ha costretto a rivedere alcuni concetti matematici sepolti o non chiari e allo stesso tempo, nozioni di composizione e analisi.
L’ho cominciato con un timore riverenziale pensando che coprisse solo la musica classica ma mi ha sorpreso e non poco. Nathan rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Ashley Joseph Whitney rated it it was ok Jul 21, Son Melo rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Michael Brooks rated it really liked it Mar 30, Brian rated it really liked it May 25, Kevin Newman rated it liked it Dec 27, Stuart Duncan rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Will Watson rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Xavier rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Stoica Ionut rated it it was ok Apr 17, Norman rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Luis Formiga rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Victor Tittle rated it really liked it Jan 26, Dean Lea rated it off was amazing Aug 07, Ben Harris rated it really liked it Jun 25, David Longo rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Jason Quackenbush rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Vedad FamourZadeh rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Hubert rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Sean Mckinney rated it did not like it Jan 03, Niko rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Com rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Mhcoffin rated it liked it Aug 20, Andrew Helber rated lf really liked it Jul 14, There are no geometrt topics on this book yet.
If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Trivia About A Geometry of Mus No tykoczko or quizzes yet. Quotes from A Geometry of Mus Melodies tend to move by short distances from note to note. Consonant harmonies are preferred to dissonant harmonies, and tend to be used at points of musical stability.