Sounds Familiar #MTBoS30 10 of 30

My brother was in a band called “Sounds Familiar” back in high school.  They played up the idea that no one should forget their name.

My dad posed the question, “Isn’t it possible that we can run out of songs.  Don’t they eventually sound familiar?”

VSauce breaks down the countable differences in music with a video:

(in which he mentions a website to compare familiar sounds)

And TED.com recently highlighted a talk discussing the culture shifts in sharing and sampling sound from one another.

 

These reminded me of a question on counting and probability.  If you haven’t already, let yourself get distracted with Incredibox.  You won’t be disappointed.  How many unique songs can one make with it?  I think this would be a great project for a math class discussing counting principles.  Let the students determine parameters for uniqueness.  Maybe there can be more than one level of uniqueness (same beat+different melody <different beat+different melody).  I’m laying this down, #MTBoS.  Who’s up for the challenge to break it down?

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About Mr-Butler

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Posted on May 20, 2014, in Counting, MTBoS30, Projects, Technology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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