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Splash Biography



MATTHEW KIM, ESP Teacher




Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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S692: Physics in Music: Just intonation and Equal temperament in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Have you ever wondered why we use both sharp and flat when writing music? We can use only one of them and everything would work out nice and simple; We can just write Db as C#, and Ab as G#, right? Well, no. Because actually C# and Db are different notes, so we can not write Db as C#. In this class, we will explore the physics and mathematics behind the music. We learn why Db and C# are different notes, what pure intonation is and how equal temperament made musicians’ life much easier. (well, sometimes)