Team Number: 030
School Name: Clovis High School
Area of Science: Music Theory
Project Title: Music exploration
Given the inherently mathematical nature of music we want to attempt to restate its common laws and determine if and if so how the precepts have changed through time. Music has been defined by many through the analysis of the works of famous composers. The rules of harmony and melody were codified based on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and remain the basis for studies of theory. Our goal is to define music within mathematical priniples. Once the governing parameters are built into a computer program we want to expand it to develop harmonic lines from an input melodic line. If we are successful to this point a further step world be to create a "Question and Answer" (Dueling banjos) melody based on an input theme or motif.