Education Technology

Music Is Math With Feelings

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central time
Technology: TI-84 Plus family, TI-Nspire™ CX family
Presenter: David Sword

Music and math are deeply intertwined.

From the numbering of the notes within a scale, to the chord numbering system, to connections between the Euclidean algorithm and rhythm, the “mathe-musical” beat goes on. In this webinar, we will join an imaginary band featuring Pythagoras, Euclid and Fibonacci.

Explore the mathematics behind Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” using the guitar fretboard, the keys on a keyboard, rhythm, and more, all leading to the grand finale of a rap tribute to the Pythagorean Theorem.

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David Sword

T³™ National Instructor
Grosse Pointe, Michigan

“Wow, the innovative tie between music and math is genius. I play 8 different instruments so was following along beautifully. It was music to my ears, pun intended.” — Maria Reyna, Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM (Texas)