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Re: Eyewitness Art Book

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Bunki Kramer (
Sun, 4 May 1997 10:33:46 -0700

(In re-reading this, I decided to post to the listserv instead of sending
it directly to Rebecca. Some of you might be interested in this info.)

Hi, Rebecca.....Thanks for the info. I'll check it out. I have instructions
on the cylinder mylar sheet/toilet paper roll thingy Donna E. was nice
enough to send me but I've been looking for the flat grid thingy without
reinventing the wheel myself. Double thanks.

>Tell me how you use Fibonacci numbers to teach music theory--I've never heard
>that one before! I've got a minor in flute and have taught flute and
>recorder for years, off and on.

Actually, try thinking in terms of the scale or octave.
1 piano
1 octave
2 black keys (sharps/flats) as a group per octave
3 more black keys (sharps/flats) as a group per octave
5 total black keys per octave
8 total white keys per octave
13 total sounds per octave

Music can also be composed using Fibonacci #'s. Check out UNIVERSAL PATTERNS
(The Golden Relationship: Art, Math and Nature) by Newman & Boles,
ISBN# 0-9614504-4-4. It's amazing all the places you can discover this #
series! BTW, UNIVERSAL PATTERNS has an infinite # of Fib. # art
ideas...many at the college level...but all can be geared to your teaching
level if you use a little creativity.

There's even Fibonacci "food" recipes for baked beans, fudge and baklava.
It's worth checking into if your interest is peaked!

Here's hoping the house sells quickly! Cya..............

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526