Musimathics the mathematical foundations of music the mit press volume 1 gareth loy on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a commonsense self contained introduction to the mathematics and physics of music essential reading for musicians. Mathematics can be as effortless as humming a tune if you know the tune writes gareth loy in musimathics loy teaches us the tune providing a friendly and spirited tour of the mathematics of music a commonsense self contained introduction for the nonspecialist reader it is designed for . Musimathics presents a thorough discussion of the mathematical and physical bases of music from the basic properties of sounds through advanced topics such as acoustics psychophysics and mathematical systems of composition the author gareth loy states that he once considered subtitling this book everything i wanted to know about music when i was eleven because at that age he was . Thus the same caveat from my review of musimathics volume 1 in cmj 314 applies this is not a casual read for novices beginners will likely benefit from guidance from someone with more experience still this book is unmatched for wonderful real world analogies that instantly put things into perspective
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