2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

MUSC 125 - Musical Acoustics


Musical acoustics is an interdisciplinary study of the physical, perceptual, and cognitive character of musical sound-a unique blend of science and art. Topics include the elementary physics of vibrating systems, waves and wave motion; the human ear and its response; time- and frequency-domain analysis of sound; room acoustics and reverberation; and the acoustics of musical instruments-the human voice, strings, winds, and percussion. The emphasis will be on the practical aspects of acoustics in music making. The class meets as a lecture with a mandatory weekly hands-on laboratory.

Course Designation/Attribute: SP

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