Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music
by Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson
Publisher: arXiv 2012
How does music, in particular harmony, actually work, presented as a real, scientific theory of music? In particular we derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following three fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads.
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