This journal chronicles my efforts to understand and develop ability in music and problem solving. The goal is to achieve a nuanced appreciation for abstract principles, as well as a detailed set of habits for use in real world applications.
Today I considered the following…
- I skimmed the exercises from Chapter 4, “Tonality and Modality” of Harmony (by Walter Piston) and watched several YouTube videos to try to flesh out my understanding of tonality.
- I started in on a set of lecture notes focusing on the mathematical basis of music. I spent a long time thinking about overtones and the harmonic sequence. I still do not fully understand it, but it exposed me to many new, fundamental, ideas.
- Revisited “Relative Ear Training” level 1, practice 1.
Tomorrow I should…
- Finish studying and performing the exercises for Chapter 5 of Harmony.
- Try to wrap my mind around the basic properties of waves, as we know them, and finish answering the question: “How is mathematics used to predict the overtone series for a vibrating object?”
- Continue in “Relative Ear Training” level 1, practice 2.