## The Mathematical Theory of Musical Scales |

**Richard O'Neil**

Univeristy of New York at Albany -- Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

May 7, 1998

4:00 pm

Bailey Hall 201

Refreshments at 3:45

Math Department Common Room

The harmonic series of overtones which occurs in many musical instruments can be used to construct major (or minor) chords which are the most pleasing chords to our ears. These chords are used to construct scales. The talk uses only elementary mathematics namely arithmetic.

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