# Questions tagged [music-theory]

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### Books on music theory intended for mathematicians

Some time ago I attended a colloquium given by Princeton music theorist Dmitri Tymoczko, where he gave a fascinating talk on the connection between music composition and certain geometric objects (as ...

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### Survey papers of results (relevant to mathematics) produced during research on the relationship between mathematics and music theory

It is well-known that there is a relationship between music and mathematics, and there are many references that explore this topic (for example, Benson's book).
However, I would like to ask if there ...

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### Relation between math and piano music

What, if any, is the relation between Cantor's function and Ligeti studio: Devil's Staircase?

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### A Weaker Version of the ABC Conjecture

I posted this question over at stackexchange, where a user informed me that it was probably more appropriate for mathoverflow. Here's to hoping that the answer is out there:
The ABC conjecture ...

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### What is known about orbifolding ordered groups and sets? Who has been involved? Links to Lee metrics?

In mathematical music theory several ordered groups are considered. Some examples contain the frequency space or Tonnetzes. Other groups (commutative and non-commutative ones) are discussed by Dawid ...

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### What does the space induced by this unusual metric(?) on R/Z look like?

The motivation for this question comes from music theory. Dmitri
Tymoczko models "good" voice leading as minimizing distance between
pitches in successive chords. While this theory works well for ...