Category Archives: Music

Music: cycles in sound.

Rhythm is Slow Chords

In the early 1990s I had mentioned that the key that music is played in and the tempo might well be related because tempo can be thought of as a very slow note. To understand this, Let us for simplicity … Continue reading

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Sounds of Nature Sped Up and Slowed Down

Sound is of course vibrations which often contain various tones which are example of cycles happening rapidly. In fact we measure frequency in Hertz or cycles per second. It has always interested me to hear various recordings of natural phenomena … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Harmony can be in Tune

Rhythm or tempo can be considered as slow vibrations compared to normal sound vibrations, but that nevertheless may be in tune with the frequencies of the notes in the music. This is a novel idea and requires some explanation. Suppose … Continue reading

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Edward R Dewey and the Case for Cycles

After training as an economist, Edward R Dewey devoted his entire working life to the study of cycles. This was because, following the 1929 crash and resulting depression,  he found that cycles were more useful for predicting economic events than … Continue reading

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