Group Theory 101: How to Play a Rubik’s Cube Like a Piano

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The strong connections between math and music are explored in this short video that uses group theory to visualize musical chords. Makes you wonder what Arthur Rubinstein would have thought of all this.

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Instructional Ideas
  • A great video for advanced music theory and advanced math classes
Classroom Considerations
  • The video presumes viewers are aware of the mathematical concept of group theory and of chord progression
Pros
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and discussion questions
Cons
  • The rapid pace of the explanations may frustrate some viewers; therefore, consider pausing and replaying parts of the video frequently to check for understanding