Category Archives for Math

What is tonicization? Happy Birthday!

Chances are that you already know what tonicization is, only you may call it something different or may not have a name for it at all. Tonicization is among the most fundamental of concepts in music theory, but initially it … Continue reading

22. November 2014 by Kiv
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Leonardo Da Vinci: art, math, and music embodied

We can’t talk about the intersection of art, math, and music without addressing the elephant in the room.  Leonardo Da Vinci we’re looking at  you, sir. He was an author, naturalist, map-maker, geologist, anatomist, inventor, mathematician, engineer, architect, painter, bosssssss. … Continue reading

30. October 2014 by Kiv
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News and New Music on Band Camp

Hey Y’all, Just thought I’d let you know that I have some new music up on BandCamp.com. There’s a new album of blues-metal guitar improvisations. There’s also a full live show at Hawthorne Theatre, and also a bonus track from … Continue reading

21. September 2012 by Kiv
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Pokemath

05. February 2012 by Kiv
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The Sacrament of the Last Supper – Salvador Dali

I’ve never seen this Dali painting before! Crazy. It’s like hearing a hit song by one of your favorite bands, that you somehow missed over the years. The golden ratio abounds in this painting. It’s in the table, the pentagonal … Continue reading

03. February 2012 by Kiv
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You said it, brother…

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=255285

25. January 2012 by Kiv
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Astronomical

What a tremendous waste of paper…cool idea though, and beautifully executed.  Recycle? http://mishka.lockandhenner.com/blog/?cat=45

25. January 2012 by Kiv
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Tool’s Into Math

Or at least their music would seem to suggest as such… Here’s a link to an article about how the Fibonacci sequence figures prominently in the album Lateralus, by Tool. http://www.upvenue.com/music-news/blog-headline/1142/fibonacci-in-tool-s-lateralus.html   This is definitely one my favorite albums of … Continue reading

25. January 2012 by Kiv
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What is four notes then?

Four notes is also a chord. The addition of a fourth note just changes the value of the chord, and introduces the need for more accurate taxonomy. It adds complexity. We’ve talked about how chord tones can be distinguished from … Continue reading

15. January 2012 by Kiv
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Three Notes Is A Chord

When three different notes are sounding simultaneously they create the first instance of a chord.  Chords can have many more than just three notes, but I would argue that they may have no less than three.  Two notes is afterall … Continue reading

08. January 2012 by Kiv
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