96.105 Sounds of Music

Sounds of Music

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35598
Status Active

Examines the physical process that makes musical sounds from acoustic instruments. Hands-on laboratory experiences explore how the vibrations of strings, air columns, membranes, plate and bars are transformed into musical sounds, how these propagate and are transformed by the listening space, and how these are received by ears and perceived by the brain. In addition harmonic series, the mean-tempered scale, the use of decibels, sonic interference and diffraction are explained.