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From the Publisher"...a text which relates music and mathematics in a manner accessible to many individuals, and provides a bibliography of further readings on each chapter's topics, so the best use of this book may be as a jumping-off point for further examinations of whichever topic interests and individual reader.The Math Behind the Musicdoes not require advanced understanding of either mathematics or music: in fact most of the text could be easily understood by an interested high school student."
"Leon Harkleroad has written a concise and accessible survey of some of the interesting mathematics of music, and he has done so in a way that requires a minimum of preparation on the reader's part in either music or mathematics."
Gareth Loy, Gareth, Inc.
"The book can be recommended as a first survey. Those who want to know more can find many suggestions for further study in the extensive bibliography. The book addresses readers who do not have much mathematical knowledge. Everything is explained clearly and at great length, and the theoretical facts are illustrated by many pictures, scores, and the tracks on the accompanying CD."
The Mathematical Intelligencer
"The material is very well presented and well explained, it comes with many (musical and mathematical) examples and illustrations (the book even comes with a CD-ROM from which the reader can listen to the musical examples of the book), and many details side aspects, anecdotes and references are provided."
Christian Krattenhaler, Mathematical Reviews