Rhythm in the numbers

Marcel JacksonDr Marcel Jackson

Associate Professor, College of Science, Health and Engineering

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Rhythm in the numbers

It’s hard to put your finger on it, but the rhythm of music has some kind of mathematical feel to it.

A lot has been written about the role of mathematics in analysing harmony and what makes two notes sound right together but much less has been written when it comes to rhythm.

Marcel explores the similarities between rhythm and mathematics - with only one equation!